Here’s a great little video about when I invited my good friend Gökmen Altinkulp over from Ireland, where he’s currently working, to deliver a talk on Ottoman archery and give a demonstration. Poor guy sacrificed his own clothes for the weekend to show us his amazing chainmail suit which he made himself (took him over 1yr) and his helmet and sword – Easyjet…what can I say!.
Since then he came over again in November 2011 and we ran a 2-day thumbring making course. Out of the 9 attendees about 4 actually finished with a working thumbring which was a great achievement (3 of them were ladies no less!).