Thursday, July 3, 2014

Newsletter July 14

South Tower and Armoured Company of the Sword

newsletter 1 July 2014

Walk for cancer went really well. 
Thank you Dominique for
ramrodding such a complicated event.
Perhaps I can get her to be our squire wrangler. 
pictures on facebook of the walk.

July 11th and 12th...Osgoode Medieval Festival
Schedule of events

The idea of this schedule was to give
visitors from a goodly distance
like Kingston a chance to get here
without having to get up at Oh dark thirty.
(crash space and camping space
is available guys! )

And NOT conflict with the jousters. 
Or anything else. 
Props to Phil L. for creating the finest
schedule I have ever seen!

Friday is the "knight's pub" upstairs at
the arena. A couple of armoured knights get in
for free because they will act as greeters,
otherwise it is 25 bucks for some
great food, and if past performances are
any indication, all the beer that
people will foist upon our hard
working sweaty knights!
Who gets to be greeters?
Well, sounds like a reason for a fight to me!

The summer tournament will
take place at the Osgoode Faire.
Devon and Jeff will determine
times and dates for the tournament,
and post their decision as required.
We have the following times available to us.
(from the above schedule
which is now cast in stone)
tournament... 9:45 to 10:30
meet the knights...10:30 to 10:45
demo-tournament 1:15 to 2:00
Meet the knights 2:00 to 2:15

Demo 9:45 to 10:30
Meet the knights 10:30 to 10:45
Demo 4:00 to 4:45
Meet the knights 4:45 to 5:00

I will provide a prize. 


We are still taking orders for the
dinner at the Russell House on Saturday,
July 12, 2014 planned for 6.30.
Check our facebook page, or get ahold
of Brenda for any last minute additions
Its okay if you book and cancel...
they just might have trouble filling in
last minuite additions unless you order
off this set menu. 
So get onto that soonest guys!
Do I have to mention the home made
lamb hot-pot, Guinness shepherd's pie,
the baked chicken and the  ribs
each for under ten bucks a plate?
Dare you to finish them and not be full.
Deserts and gratuities are extra
of course. (sticky toffee pudding! Oh my!)
Terry reminded me that they are a pub
first and a restaurant second, and
he is as proud of his 18 beers
and ciders on tap
as Edna is proud of her meat pies!

Me... I am proud of this undiscovered
gem of a pub in the heart of the
Ottawa Valley.  It should no longer
be the best kept secret in the Ottawa

Up coming summers are
keeping people away from doing classes.
Of course we shall keep on, its what we do!
The usual sign ups are required at both
Algonquin College and Plant Bath.
email me for more info
or you can go to the ACS forum site
where Jeff has updated all the
contact information required.

Bill Fedun
Armour Maker

Monday, April 28, 2014


This is the kind of work we are putting out these days.  Less armour (Thanks India and Pakistan!) and more custom pieces.  This was a set of gothic skull bikini tops for a most delightful client. I think you can enlarge them by clicking on them. 
      I would not be so crass as to have her pose without a bathing suit underneath on the interwebs, but seriously, these cover quite well.
      Am I showing off?   No.  This is all Mark's work so I am showing HIM off!

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Monica's Armour

 These are the new buckles we got from Mr Hand in Pakistan.  He does VERY nice work.

 And below, that darned side lighting makes it look all dented.  It isn't of course, in person the wheel rolled it VERY nicely and its as smooth as a baby's bottom.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

More of Elysse's Armour

Solid stainless steel.   The tiger stripes on the armour came up as a result of the bending.  I think (and Elysse things) they are VERY cool.
      Now of course these have not been strapped up.  When the time comes, some of the nice gold plated buckles I got from Italy may work.  Or I may find some stainless steel ones.  I think the ss would work better.  

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Elysse Valkiri

 This is Elysse   We are making a lot of armour for her, including this one. 
Come back in a month or so and we will be showing off the armour Mark is making for those most magifient mammaries. 

I think she is VERY pretty, and maybe even a little scary. 

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New buckles in the South Tower Kit Shop.  These run about 9 dollars each mounted. Less if you do the mounting.  

And the viking gripping beasts.