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About kass

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    Scourge o' the 7 Seas
  • Birthday 10/13/1967

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    Easton, Pennsylvania
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    Historical Clothing from the 14th through 18th centuries. Getting all the niggling details right. Dressing up and having fun with my similarly-obsessed friends. :)
  1. Good day Kass! We were just talking about you over here at Pirates Magazine's office and I thought I would show you some Love.

  2. Just got my patterns in the mail today. Thanks for the super fast shipping!

  3. Military History Fest | Chicago, ILL

    Awww... How sweet of you to say! It was good to see you too.
  4. Military History Fest | Chicago, ILL

    Thank you kindly, Captain Sterling. We had a great time!
  5. Military History Fest | Chicago, ILL

    We the 20th century peeps thank you, Mistress Kate! Glorious photos you took! Awesome!
  6. Hello all! Reconstructing History is running a special sale on our in-stock clothing. All stock clothing is 20% off until Sunday, 16 March, 2008 This includes: Hemp canvas jackets Long linen waistcoats Slop Contract Jackets Hemp canvas slops Osnaburg linen trousers See it here: Reconstructing History Get it now before it's gone!
  7. Some Knotwork

    We're always happy to send free samples of our hemp rope and twine. All you have to do is ask.
  8. We're doing some housecleaning. See if there's anything here you like: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZkass1013My eBay auctions
  9. Going to Pirates In Paradise? The Lockhouse Pirate Event? Dressing for Halloween? Heading to one of the other Pirate Festivals this Fall? Stock up on sailor's clothing from Reconstructing History! Hemp Canvas Sailor's Slops -- a period sailor's best friend. Durable yet flexible 100% hemp canvas slops with pewter buttons and lacing eyelets in back for an adjustable fit. Unlined. 30" from waist. Choose from Medium (waists 36"-40") or Large (waists 42-46") -- $75 Hemp Canvas Sailor's Jackets -- the perfect warm-weather outerwear. Durable yet flexible 100% hemp canvas jacket with pewter buttons on the front and sleeve openings. Unlined. Hip length. Flap pockets. Choose from Small (chests 38"-40"), Large (chests 46"-48") or Extra Large (chests 50"-52") -- $160 (Sorry, no Mediums in stock) Striped Linen Sailor's Jackets -- just like in the Admiralty Slop Contracts! Blue and white striped 100% linen jacket with pewter buttons on the front and sleeve openings. Lined with white 100% linen. Hip length. Flap pockets. Small (chests 38"-40") only in stock -- $185 1680s-1720s Long Linen Waistcoats 100% linen waistcoats in various colours with pewter buttons on the front and sleeve openings. Lined with natural-coloured 100% linen. Below knee length. Flap pockets. (no buttons on back) Choose from natural linen colour, burnt orange, brown, dark blue, olive green, and red. Large (chests 46"-48") only in stock. {One Small available in natural linen only} -- $215 And for the ladies -- 1700s shifts. 100% linen, white, unlined. French seamed. Scoop neck. Past-elbow sleeves. 37" long. Fits up to 40" bust -- $85 Everything in stock and ready to ship TODAY. And as a special bonus, order stays or bodys before October 31st and receive a $50 discount. {Expected delivery of custom work in at least 6-8 weeks, actual delivery time dependent on scheduling.} Other items available through custom order. Orders taken by email 24-hours or phone 8am-6pm Eastern time. Please do not call outside business hours. If you email your number, we will call back at a time convenient for you. ORDERS BY PM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED Please email us at historian@reconstructinghistory.com
  10. Maps and Charts

    What's a Pirate without his charts? LOST! Copied from period originals and printed in colourfast ink on acid-free paper that matches the documents in our collection. All maps and charts are 20" x 30" and suitable for framing (or rolling up and keeping in your navigator's kit!). Make sure you know every inlet and hiding place on the Spanish Main! Get your 16th, 17th and 18th century maps and charts from Reconstructing History
  11. Elizabethan Sea Dogs!

    Thank you for the support, guys! It is my hope that if there is a pattern for Elizabethan pirates, more people will choose to dress as them as Renaissance festivals. It really is ridiculous for Drake's entourage to go around wearing frock coats and cocked hats. And I'm with you, Pat -- if they don't recognise these things as "sailor's kit" now, let's change that! Now go tell your friends!
  12. tattoos

    And did Professor Kinitzski explain to you how you cannot document something for which there is no proof? Show me evidence of a tattooed European in the Golden Age of Piracy. That's all. Just one piece of solid evidence: a picture, a verbal reference, anything. Even a bad piece of evidence (like hearsay) would be something. If the evidence doesn't exist, you cannot state that Europeans were tattooed in the Golden Age of Piracy.
  13. tattoos

    You're sure that some sailors partook of the practice? What makes you so sure? No Hugh. It's not ethnocentric claptrap. (And I find it highly insulting that you think I, your fellow Celt, would be err on that side.) It's historical research. To say something existed, we have to have documentable evidence. No one in this debate has shown evidence of tattoos on white men yet. No evidence means no evidence. Imagine whatever you like. But there remains no proof that Europeans were tattooed in the Golden Age of Piracy or before.
  14. tattoos

    Good point, Chole! Men were wrapped up to the throat and down to the wrists most of the time.
  15. Are you a Pirate but you're not from the Golden Age of Piracy? Do you long for clothing from an earlier time period? Know that frock coats and cocked hats aren't period for the SCA? Are you portraying one of Drake's Privateers at your Faire? Well do I have a goodie for you... Introducing Reconstructing History's latest: RH210 -- Elizabethan Sea Dogs