Patrick Hand

Minimum Garb Standards

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so in recap...lol....everyone needs more knives and sticks.........what a gentle lot we must seem......

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Aromatic cedar is plentiful around here and we always have plenty of hiking/walking/bludgeoning stock available!

Bo

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A cudual you say? Perhaps I need one. It might help me with all of that up and down when working on a cannon crew.

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actually young sir....you do...a fine seaman like your self, should never be ashore with out!....and yes it mmmiighhhtt help you get up and down......but you are so young, i do not see why you would need it...........

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During my recovery from back and hip replacement surgery I had two different walking sticks I took to events. Stll have one I pack each time but I don't use it as much anymore

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old thread but you guys need to make this easier to find for the pirate noobs like me. great stuff in this thread!

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old thread but you guys need to make this easier to find for the pirate noobs like me. great stuff in this thread!

You have but to ask. We'll dig up a dozen old threads.

This thread alone is filled with links and suggestions... http://pyracy.com/in...tarted-for-pip/

And Mister Ohlandt's work deserves another nudge...

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i wish more people had walking sticks/ cudgels......in ssoooo many illustrations sailors ashore are shown(and described in journals) as always having their sticks handy to harass women...dogs...and each other with.....heck........to carry their bags from even...........but very few people have them

I've been meaning to get my hands on a gentleman's cane for 'Shore Leave' and I found a place that sells canes with fancy metal heads.

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how the heck had i missed this? the stick the sailor is carrying may be used to beat ropes into round when they are made. lets look at history for a second.

one of the issues of the boston massacre was that british sailors and militia were coming ashore and moonlighting at loyalist factories, specifically at the many rope walks in boston. how better to ensure no rebels were working for you than to employ soldiers and sailors. tensions rose after an incident at a rope walk. either a soldier heckled a rebel worker or viceverse- i don't remember which off hand.tensions rose and the rest is history.

so the sticks used at ropewalks- when the ropes are made occasionally an extra warp ends up in the lines and makes an uneven bump. to fix these while they are still on the rope walk you can beat the imperfection flat into the rope. with around 30 rope walks active in boston at the time, these sticks would have been everywhere. note- i'm calling it ROPE,its still at the factory. now back to our regularly scheduled thread.

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For a cheap hat for newcomers (like myself) the townsend voyagers cap works well

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Patrick -

Aye, but for the sailorman you might want to look at their Monmouth cap line.

You could also see my favorite for Monmouth caps, KnitKriket Historic Knits.

Kristen has already made several my lady and I. ;)

Jas. Hook

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I can vouch for KnitKriket Monmouths as well. I have several and they are awesome, find her on etsy

mP

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