Graye Fox

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  1. Disposal of goods

    I'm portraying a merchant and craftsman. I am curious about publications and documentation about how pirates disposed of their captured goods. Fencing through an unscrupulous merchant perhaps? And how did legit privateers dispose of their goods? Also, the flip side: How did pirates outfit themselves for sea? They couldn't have stolen everything they needed, at some point they have to purchase some stuff legally. Who would willing sell to a pirate?
  2. Making fire

    If I may be permitted to add my own anecdote about fire starting: I have a glass magnifying lens that I use to light my pipe with (tricky, when you can't hold the pipe in your mouth and see inside the bowl for the correct distance and angle for the lens). While at an encampment a few years ago I decided to experiment to see how well gunpowder could start a cooking fire, and I chose my lens to see if I could ignite the powder with it. I had to lay my carronade ball shaped body down close to the fire pit to be able to get the lens in close enough. So here are the results: Does it work? YES IT DOES. How long does it take for the lens to ignite the gunpowder? EXACTLY 3 SECONDS. What was the result? Well there was a great whoosh and eruption and smoke and such much like an old time camera flash in a wild west movie. I can now say I have much in common with Wile E Coyote, for I am now both a super-genius and my face was covered in the inevitable cartoonish black soot like some Acme powered anti-road runner death machine exploding on ol' Mr Coyote. Fortunately I was wearing my spectacles at the time, so no permanent damage done and also no need to shave for the rest of the weekend. Recreate experiment at your own peril.
  3. Vendors Index Thread

    May I add my own sutlery business to this list? MinuteMan Armoury, I make 18th century military accoutrements, mostly leather, and I am working on some new baldric patterns. I having a demonstration setup for events where I show the different stages of constructing a cartridge pouch using historic methods. www.freewebs.com/mmarmoury
  4. Series 2 Bottels 02 A

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury

  5. Sudbury 2010 1 A

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury

  6. Eight Bottels

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury

  7. CB 03

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury

  8. Brown Concord 5 A

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury

  9. Brown Concord 4 A

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury

  10. Australia 1 A

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury

  11. Bayonet Frog 2

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury

  12. My Brace 100

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury

  13. Lex Box 3 A

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury

  14. New BaySling 01 A

    From the album MinuteMan Armoury