found in a 15th century waste-pit in the city of Deventer. There's also a contemporary descriptive handwriting of razors that says:"Die sceersen om te barbieren wt Almaengien getekent metter sterren ende metter ekelen zyn de beste." In English:"The razors (or blades) for shaving (barbering) from Germany marked with stars or with acorns are the best." The star can be seen in the picture, just below the crook in the back. Like the acorn, it's a smith's mark and a sign of quality. The dimensio
How to be a HOOD-lum: Medieval hoods - A Workshop & Notes by Cynthia Virtue aka Cynthia du Pré Argent. The second pattern is definitely a WINRAR for doing my hood. This author also has a great refresher on the ye olde costuming basics here: Introduction to Garb - A Seminar http://www.virtue.to/articles/in_depth_garb.html
Three medieval compasses made of brass and iron from the collection in museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands . Left: Compass no. F 6454 (KN) dated 1400-1500. Size 13.1 x 3.4 x 0.8 cm. Middle: Compass no. F 6449 (KN) dated 1500-1600. Size 17.6 x 1.5 cm. Right: Compass no. F 6455 (KN) dated 1400-1500. Size 9.5 cm.