I originally did the research and made the reproductions in 2003 when I was involved in reenactment. Most of the ” ‘tude” was aimed at a couple of stolid purveyors of Fakelore. Fakelore or pseudo-folklore is inauthentic, manufactured folklore presented as if it were genuinely traditional. Richard M. Dorson 1950 Or as often seen in theRead More →

*First written in 2003 I won’t pretend that this is for the beginner. You must have some experience with silversmithing tools – namely a piercing frame, soldering small bits of silver to larger pieces, and use of files. You will also need a basic silversmithing tool kit of: A piercingRead More →