"I know the boiled wool is period to some extent, the Angloscottish boarder reavers were known to soak their tams in a type of linseed oil causing then to harden into a form of "Steel Bonnet", it was common there, across the channel on the…"
"For a leather cap look for "brain-tanned" leather if you really want it. it gets expensive and not many places will do it any more, but the leather is soft, supple and actually will react well to getting damp regularly. But fashionably…"
""But in performing those things with the hands, we can not but cause paine:(for who without paine can cut off an arme, or legge,devide and teare asunder the necke of the bladder, restore bones put out oftheir places, open ulcers, bind up…"