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Flags and Banners

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Dec 16, 2017. 14 Replies

Myself and a few friends plan to put together a flag display, similar to, but not exact, as Italian Sbandieratori.In most of the old prints , landsknecht banners and flags have a relatively short…Continue

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Vincent Borg replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"Fascinting story there Karl. Things are a little more sedate here :-)I have good family and friend connections in switzerland, and funnily enough I found that landsknecht are not well thought of in some parts, generally speaking; History dies very…"
Dec 16, 2017
Karl replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"There is only one other serious Landsknecht, http://www.landsknecht.org/profile/JasonGrimes?xg_source=profiles_memberList and he lives 600 air miles away in Fairbanks.  Our only real organized reenacting group is the SCA so we might be able to…"
Dec 15, 2017
Vincent Borg replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"We focus mainly around the 1565 greta siege, it appears that immediately after, the Grand Master of the order Jean de La Vallette, wanted to augment the Malta garrison, that consisted of Maltese conscripts, and members of teh order from Britain,…"
Dec 14, 2017
Jonas Samuelsson replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"Nice! How many landsknechts can you muster in Alaska? Do you have any events or do you go south in springtime for war? :)"
Dec 14, 2017
Jonas Samuelsson replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"That is very interesting! Are you practicing HEMA? Where can I read about the Landsknechts of Malta? What year are you concentrating on? Before or after 1530?"
Dec 14, 2017
Vincent Borg replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"Malta is a really tiny island, right in teh center of the meditterranean. We trip over history almost literally, from very very early megalithic to ancient and middle ages. We had an extremely interesting late medieval to late renaissance period,…"
Dec 14, 2017
Karl replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"Try a different recruiting tactic:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xZm2UOam74  "As big as you are, I bet you can't swing this banner around a in a figure 8 for even 20 minutes."  What sort of reenacting do you have…"
Dec 13, 2017
Vincent Borg replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"Big re-enactor?  I wish! As it is we have to do with whoever turns up for the moment.Flag displays can be tough, so we do what we can. As it is its totally new for us. The group we grew out of is rather conservative; The idea of a landsknecht…"
Dec 13, 2017
Karl replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"I have been accused of knowing too much about heraldry and my device is used as a cautionary tale. I have registered a simpler badge which would make a better Fahnlein/Banner: I appreciate the bar sinister in yours.  This might be an…"
Dec 13, 2017
Vincent Borg replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"Thank you for the information Karl, its good to look at them in some detail.Not absoluetly sure right now, for our local relevance, our first tries will be with motifs with the Maltese cross, Flag of St John and Double headed Eagle.We might try a…"
Dec 13, 2017
Vincent Borg replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"Well, I can tell you first hand:A 130x130 cm silk banner on an ash pole 170cm long, 2.2 cm diameter ( octagonal really), becomes very tiring quickly. This leaves 40 cm for hands, ok but low leverage for wrist manipulation. These flag and pole…"
Dec 13, 2017
Jonas Samuelsson replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"We have a source somewhere for our banner. There is a difference in size between the infantry banners and the cavalry ones. I have to check that up. But I think the fänreichs were incrediby strong. They were probably chosen for their strength."
Dec 13, 2017
Karl replied to Vincent Borg's discussion Flags and Banners
"One of our forum members posted a number of Fahnlein/banner pictures at:  http://www.landsknecht.org/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=06uveglfhd495  I think that the short Fahnlein pole and, I like your term athletic, waving was…"
Dec 13, 2017
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Flags and Banners

Myself and a few friends plan to put together a flag display, similar to, but not exact, as Italian Sbandieratori.In most of the old prints , landsknecht banners and flags have a relatively short pole ( about two or three palms long underneath the fabric.The problem with this, is that "athletic" waving and routines with a short pole can be very tiring, even with a counterweighted  handle area.In the interest of historic accuracy, my question is why are most landsknecht representations with such…See More
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