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Two more shoe horns by Robert Mindum

I’ll do the disclosure part first. The 1596 horn is to be auctioned on 24 November as lot 134 by Matthew Barton Ltd. I’ve been in contact with Matthew to discuss the content of the… 824 more words

Early Modern


This shoehorn is in the British Museum collection and to my mind is a clear imitation of Mindum’s work. Made by Thomas Gen, it was acquired by the museum in 1889 from the collection of Henry Christy. 877 more words

Accessories And Personal Items

The York Castle Museum shoehorn

In Paula Hardwick’s Discovering Horn of 1981, there is a statement, almost an aside in a picture caption on p62,

Shoe horn engraved with floral and geometric designs dated 1595 and inscribed THIS IS RICHARD CRABS SHOE IN HORNE MADE BY THE HAND OF ROBART MINDVM.

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Early Modern

Hedeby Leatherwork

Nothing original this time, I just found Willy Groenman van Waateringe’s Die Lederfunde Von Haithabu (Leather Finds from Hedeby) (1984) online and thought you might be interested… 12 more words

Accessories And Personal Items

How to make a 'medieval style' possible pouch

During the Middle Age was common carrying small items like coins, keys, inside pouches or purses attached to the belt.
There are many archaeological and iconographical documents, you can search for your favorite patterns, but there is a model that in my opinion, is one of the best for a bushcrafter. 318 more words

Bushcraft Equipment

Leatherworking Reverend reblogged this on The Reverend's Big Blog of Leather and commented:

Reposted here, not for the "medieval style' pouch because the patterns aren't sufficiently accurate, but for the use of the table fork as an awl. There's a number of internal pockets and compartments missing when compared with the originals. Decorate to taste using the back of the butter knife as previously discussed.