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17110 No. 17110 ID: 83d63c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Ancient footwear, moccasins and homemade shoes.
Anyone ever make authentic footwear for costumes or ancient-style tournament/dueling/fighting events?
From hobnailed Roman sandals to wooden sabots to army boots, having the correct shoe can really complete the look if done right or be the focus of scorn if you try to wear modern tennis shoes with your ancient-style armor.

- Medieval ghillie brogues. These ancient lace-up slippers have evolved to shoes without tongues that lace up around the leg for traditional Scottish and Irish dress.
Modern brogues trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Ireland that was constructed using untanned hide with perforations that allowed water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog. The word "brogue" came into English in the late sixteenth century. It comes from the Old Irish bróg "shoe", which itself stems from the Old Norse "brók" meaning "leg covering". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brogue_shoe
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>> No. 17120 ID: 83d63c
  Ancient shoes - with tales of falling over https://youtu.be/-3qTniJsoEg
In this video, I (Lindybeige) share my experiences of falling over in various forms of authentic period footwear. The materials available to the ancients for footwear were nowhere near as good as modern plastics and rubbers for shoe souls.

Lindybeige: a channel of archaeology, ancient and medieval warfare, rants, swing dance, travelogues, evolution, and whatever else occurs to me to make.
>> No. 17121 ID: 83d63c
  Fighting shoes - authentiboots and pattens https://youtu.be/xlcd0B0cVqU
The second of my authentiboot-related videos, this time dealing with the issue of how much difference leather-soled boots make to footwork in combat, and how much better modern materials are for shoe soles. Modern rubbers and plastics are grippy, hard-wearing, flexible, and waterproof. The ancients had nothing that was all those things.

Link to 'Living in the Past' : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_in_the_Past_(TV_series) This is credited with being the world's first 'reality TV' programme. It was the most efficient piece of television ever made (at least at the time) measured in terms of cost of production to viewing figures ratio. I am very jealous of the people who got to do this. It is amazing that there are not opportunities to do this today. I'm sure that that there are many people willing to give it a try.

Living in the Past (1978 Iron Age reality tv) - part 1 https://youtu.be/2e7ZLWz3UMw
In 1978 12 adults and 3 children were selected from around 1000 volunteers for the first 'reality tv' series by living for a year on an Iron Age farm as Iron Age people. This film looks back at the original shows and what has happened to them in the 30 years since then.
>> No. 17122 ID: 83d63c
  How to make moccasins part 1 https://youtu.be/R1jiJ4qsdVk
>> No. 17123 ID: 83d63c
  How to make moccasins part 2 https://youtu.be/0zcpUz3Q6Fo
>> No. 17124 ID: 83d63c
  >>17121
Just watched this, divided up into six parts, but here it is in one 59 minute video (but the audio is poor):
IRON AGE REALITY - LIVING IN THE PAST - Discovery History Science (full documentary) https://youtu.be/V0cfOQ13AuM


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15608 No. 15608 ID: 333732 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Can anyone identify his sunglasses?
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16980 No. 16980 ID: d07150 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
So after wearing one in Afghanistan and now with living in Virginia where quite a few people open carry I can't help but wonder why drop leg holsters aren't more popular.

I mean walking and running they are a little awkward at first but so long as everything is adjusted correctly it shouldn't move around on you. I wore one every single flight I did in Afghanistan and it never came out of place.

For everything else (sitting, standing, bending over, etc) it is more comfortable. The draw, at least for me, is much more comfortable and while I'm sure it is slower I never noticed at the range.

Anyone here have any ideas on why it seems to be a .mil only thing?

Pic is what I would one day like for my BHP but the guy who made it seems to be out of business.
>> No. 16981 ID: bec165
>>16980

>Anyone here have any ideas on why it seems to be a .mil only thing?

Because they're stupid unless you're wearing bulky armor that restricts access to your waist, or would get in the way of you having to quickly don the armor on or off (if you're wounded, or it's time to suit up and get moving quick)

Go run with one on, go walk through doorways, go try to draw while seated in a vehicle. A proper holster and belt that supports the weapon (especially a heavier fully loaded double stack, 1911, big wheel gun) you will notice the weight very quickly. I usually notice a thigh rig/drop leg is either too tight and gets fatiguing/annoying, or too loose where it flops around and gets annoying.

Well, at least you can think on the bright side, they make an awesome tourniquet if you get shot in that leg, as they tend to cut off circulation anyway! And they make you look like a huge mallninja faggot.
>> No. 16982 ID: c1c101
What Revived says is exactly right and especially with my limited experience, I don't have anything to add to it.

I can offer an alternative, though. I run a Safariland holster on my battle belt, and it's attached to my belt using the low ride Universal Belt Loop (UBL) option. It doesn't ride as low as a thigh holster, but it puts it (for me) at a level that offers most of the same benefits. Comfortable and out of the way for the most part and should clear anything your shoulders clear, stays very stable at all times. The downside is it doesn't necessarily work great when you're sitting in a chair with arms or a car seat. It's not terrible but not great either. But, like I said, it's the best alternative I've found to a thigh rig. Clears waist length jackets, backpacks, armor carriers (not an issue for me anyway), stuff like that.
>> No. 16989 ID: 08f745
You were effectively working statically with wear of that holster. You weren't patrolling, you had a workspace that was the size of what, a 20 foot conex? Try doing a walk/run for 12 miles with one.

The only reason to use a dropleg is if you have mandatory equipment requirements that preclude being able to access effectively with a low-ride hip holster, or absolutely no other option.

They're awkward, they're unwieldly, and they're horrible for real field use as a general rule.

Low crawling, they're in the dirt where/when a hip holster isn't.

If you have to RUN with them, they're even worse. They're horrible if you cinch them down to where they don't move, because now you're restricting circulation on that leg. They make your uniform bunch up and pinch. They are absolutely despicable for long distance wear, as they're going to literally wear a hole in your leg.

They are also a safety hazard as they can get hung up easier than anything else other than a slung rifle if you happen to have a shit hover and can't rotate fully on the rope due to the airframe shifting when fastroping, and they can cause issues parachuting.

For civilian use, they're even worse due to the fact that you can't draw seated if you're driving.

The draw is slower. Significantly, actually.
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>> No. 16990 ID: dda126
>>16980
>Pic is what I would one day like for my BHP but the guy who made it seems to be out of business.

If you ever had to run with that thing that 1911 would come flying out just like the spaghetti would come flying out of your pockets as you have to explain to your buddies why you need them to help you look for your obsolete "pistol."


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16983 No. 16983 ID: ae87b5 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
swag
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Goggles for dogs --doggles?
http://www.operatorchan.org/g/res/14200.html#14246


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16919 No. 16919 ID: 8b02b7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Everyone loves playing in water, and there's usually a few threads on how to collect and filter it. What about those times and place we don't want water?

I'm looking at options to keep my gear, and if possible myself dry. Specifically looking for some dry sacks, they need to be worthy of river trips, not just rain.

I've also been looking at frog tog rain suits since they are incredibly light.

Something to keep a cell phone dry would be awesome.

What are you using and what would recommend to stay dry when it counts?

Currently, I'm using a poncho. It keeps the rain out.
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>>16942
In retrospect that particular jacket is probably not optimal for OP's needs and he would probably be best sticking to specialized Mountain Hardwear/Outdoor Research etc, but their stuff is reallllly nice in general.

Not to derail the thread, but I'm not sure if their patterns are most comparable to multicam/kryptek/ for use involving people or if it's more in line with Gore's Optifade patterns designed around how deer and ducks and shit see. Would be kind of interesting to see some testing.

It's all elitist goatee dudebro hunting gear, but God it is nice to wear/pack if you get discounts on it.
>tfw I can get just about anything BUT Kuiu "cheap". Not like First Lite and Sitka are bad at all, but...
>> No. 16945 ID: 9dc901
>>16943

Yea, the things that would prevent me from getting it are the price and the fact that ordering clothes online you can't try out beforehand is a bad idea. Especially when combined with the first issue.
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Reminder if you've been divorced and decided to assault Sealand in one last desperate gamble, then you might be interested in the S.P.E.A.R. LBE system with integral flotation padding.
>> No. 16967 ID: eafc11
  If OPERATORchan tried some to get froggy with Sealand, we'd get our collective shit pushed in. It would be a disasterous rout.
>> No. 16968 ID: d8acd0
  Sealand https://youtu.be/m6OisB56whg
A riveting tale of disaster and heroism. Russian mafia posing as Sealand diplomats, running illegal guns. Mass hysteria!


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16711 No. 16711 ID: c06ad3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Hey peoples, I'd like to know your opinions on pants. More specificly what material would be suitable for every day comfort, but durable and water resistant enough (either that or quick drying) for a SHTF scenario?

Any particular brands you folks go by?
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Finally found some HR photos of Rob MacPherson's black and gold English-style armor.
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>>16901
Das shit, SHIT! Almain rivets have much more of the PMC flair that OPchan stands for.
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>>16905
Found the appropriate car for that guy to drive to tournaments in.
>> No. 16964 ID: 3d25a3
>>16918
Last I checked, opchan didn't stand for being flatly inferior.


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Armor.
Portrait of a young Soviet POW in a steel breastplate SN-42, made of 2mm steel (.08") and weighing 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs), captured by Finnish troops during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. A testament to the breastplate’s effectiveness, the young soldier had been shot three times in the chest and left unharmed. Near Syskyjärvi, Karelia, Finland (now, Syuskyuyarvi, Republic of Karelia, Russia.) 15 July 1944. Image taken by Esko Töyri. http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?t=3918&start=5540
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There were some brave men, back then.
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German WW1 'Infanterie-Panzer, 1918' sentry armor & Stirnpanzer helmet armor attachment.
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An aircrewman with the 743rd Bomb Group standing in front of B-24H Liberator ‘TePee Time Gal’ wearing typical protective clothing, San Giovanni Airfield, Foggia, Italy, 1944-45.

The airgunner on the picture is Major David G. Bellemere and behind him is the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber ‘Tepee Time Gal’. He’s wearing the typical flight clothing: M4 flak helmet with Polaroid B-8 goggles, flak jacket, F-2 electrical flying suit with B-3 jacket, A-14 oxygen mask, the gloves and ugg airmen boots. http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/airgunner-b24-bomber-1944/
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>>16951

My guess would be that he caught a burst from a Suomi M31. Though it's claimed the SN-42 will stop rifle and machinegun rounds past 300 meters I'm a bit skeptical.

Have some experimental Canadian armor.


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16671 No. 16671 ID: c550c6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Step 1: Acquire parts as follows;
Objective Lens $125
Blemished Gen 2 MX-10130 Tube $215
PVS-7 Body w/ wiring assembly and rear eye piece $366
Collimator $75
Screws and o-rings $21

Total: $802
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Even came with the cleaning q-tips still in their original bag and the manual in pristine condition.
>> No. 16940 ID: d0041a
>>16876
Very nice.
What's the deal with PAQ-4C's anyway? Did they come after PEQ-2's?
When I was in my unit went from PEQ-2's straight to peq-15's
What are the issues of the PEQ2 and PAQ in comparison and to the new Peq15/ATPIAL?
>> No. 16947 ID: c550c6
>>16940
>What's the deal with PAQ-4C's anyway? Did they come after PEQ-
2's?

Before.

>What are the issues of the PEQ2 and PAQ in comparison and to the new Peq15/ATPIAL?

Less features, weighed more, took up more room on a rail, I would imagine cost to the Govt may have been less(?).
>> No. 16948 ID: c550c6
>>16947
*more cost for PEQ-2 than a PEQ-15
>> No. 16961 ID: 08f745
Pac4 was purely a aim pointer, with remote and on-housing switch. Intended originally for standard M16 use. I think the C variant brought use of remote switches.

Peq-2 brought a more rugged combination IR laser/illumination aiming system. You had caps that you could use to either change pointer styles for identification of say, a squad leader's aim point for where you should be shooting, as well as multiple intensity and settings with regards to laser, laser+illuminator, or laser, laser+illuminator in non-eyesafe full power mode. You had adjustable focus for the illuminator and as it was aimable as well, you could tighten its beam down and use it as your aiming point if your primary laser broke or got occluded or something.

Things got cheaper once that shit was figured out, then the 15 came along and combined multiple features with even more modern technologies to facilitate what you have today.


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16740 No. 16740 ID: c3e6b2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I hopped on group buy/deal for the ballistic helmet and after multiple tries I just can no get the Howard Leight Impact Sport ear pro to work with it. So I am looking for electronic ear pro suggestions - I've looked at the Peltor ComTac II which seems to be common respond to the "I want a good ear pro that work with helmet"

Are there other options? I ordered these to see if I can adapt them to work with Impact Sport.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Airsoft-FMA-Fast-Helmet-Rail-Adapter-Set-BK-DE-FG-Swat-Ops-Core-Peltor-Headset-/111441324586?var=&hash=item19f26baa2a:m:mBX3TQaDIQ-YKF8J7Yxq6AA
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>>16750
> Quick question from me - why exactly are these headphones mounted on the helmet rails

To echo what BTDT and OPERATOR mentioned, They're super comfy and help to keep your helmet on.

I have to wear a hard hat at work most of the time, and I've got ear muffs like pic related. I also have a head light strapped to my hat, so it's my ear pro, dome pro, and my light source all in one.
>> No. 16939 ID: 08f745
>>16937

Exactly the same thing I did when I worked at the mine, except that I doubled up on earpro in the mill as it was loud as shit, and jacked my active muffs into my radio so I could hear all traffic as necessary.

The mill maintenance folks always loved when I would come around, because they were dealing with shit D-cell flashlights or small Petzl style headlamps on their helmets.

I had a Princeton Tec Apex I had mounted on my dome. That fucker was daylight compared to the shit they were having to deal with, and it just made things easier to get done. Also was brighter for going downhole (Underground mine) and I'd bring with me a mining lamp, but I'd use mine as it was worlds better.
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>>16939
> Princeton Tec Apex
275 lumens? Git some.

I've got a Fenix HL50 strapped to my hard hat. It works great when it's got a fresh battery, but when the batt gets low, there's a random time delay as it tries to build voltage. I've had it come on minutes later while I'm talking to someone, and have it shine right in their face.

Everyone looks at me weird, until the power goes out and I'm the only one with two flashlights. (Which happens a lot... at power plants...)

I've found that the 60 lumen medium setting is just a bit much when working with your hands. 50 would be dead on. My buddy bought a XTAR H1 Commander which also works well, and has a very nice neutral white LED.
>> No. 16946 ID: 08f745
>>16944

Yeah, that thing's getting towards silly bright. There's a reason it has a fuckhuge radiator built onto the backside... and needs a 4 AA battery pack offsetting it with 2 band strap (round the head and over the nugget).

It does have low power options both for the primary spot beam as well as the 4 area lights, so you're not on AGHMYEYES mode the whole time, although it's fun since it kicks on in death star mode. It would be cooler if it had a Pthewwwwwww sound when it turned on like an energy rifle having a magazine slapped in it or something.

Regarding the batteries for yours, the Apex is nice in that it has a low battery warning, but between different intensity for the spot as well as the floods it has lower voltage failover modes so you can milk those batteries till they're totally done, or you don't need a light anymore because you're done.

I also still really like Streamlight Sidewinders, as the combination of multiple colors (white spot, red/green/blue floods all by physical toggle)as well as intensity levels by holding down the switch, plus a rotation capable head and a clip that allows hands-free either by tossing it on an epaulet/hat brim/helmet bolt/MOLLE/whatever or setting it down with it rotated where you need light.

Then there's my Final Solution of my Fire Vulcan LED. Yeah, it's only 160ish lumens, but it's a tight as fuck beam that cuts through airborne contaminants, has a really nice charging base, and the rear LED's are nice for using it as a stroll-about light. Plus a seatbelt buckled shoulderstrap since it's intended as a grab off the truck firefighter's light.

When I still wore turnouts, I had a Fire Vulcan on my side, Survivor LED on my chest, and a Vantage mounted on my helmet. I looked like a zombie apoc rave with all my lights on, but at least I could find my way to victims and/or the fuck out of a building if I needed to bail out. Yeah, I like my streamlights. Still need a new battery for my Stinger LED, and I'd like to get some Ultrastinger LED's. Rechargeable lights are just fucking handy, especially since I hardmounted chargers in each vehicle we have had. That way, I always knew beyond the wally world floodish/laser cheapo lights I keep in each vehicle, I also had a Mean Beam onboard if I needed it.
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>>16946
Yeah. Just for the hell of it I bought a thousand lumen flashlight the other day. Out in the woods or for some X-FILEs shit, it'd be great, but it's actually utility is pretty low, as you can't point it at anything reflective. Even if you hold out your hand on in front of it it'll reflect enough that your eyes won't like it.


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I gotta say, a shemagh and a cheap 3M half-mask worked out fucking brilliant for not fogging up glasses. Decently comfy, kept face warm all day, sunglasses never even hinted at wanting to fog. Steam coming out of side exhaust ports looked kinda cool too, and the difference in cheek rest is minimal.

Downside is reduced field of view on things directly under you. Even then, I give this an 8/10 will use until I fabricobble something with some sort of silicone face mold+scarf+breathing tube or something.

Winter gear thread I guess. Looking for good convertible mitts too, if anyone uses them and has recommendations, I would be thankful.
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I am not a big comic book guy but the bad guy in Hellboy's mask was awesome looking
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>>16804
>>16809
So, is Kanye West just wearing modern polycarbonate versions of these? Is he just a retro futuristic operator?
>> No. 16825 ID: 06a0fb
>>16823
Well, I mean, Inuit people have been using the same idea for millennia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuit_snow_goggles
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Why you did not include this fantastic picture is beyond me.
- Inuit goggles made from caribou antler with caribou sinew for a strap.
Joking aside, snow blindness is a serious hazard when out in the snow and the bright sun is reflecting off it in an intensely bright way.
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Wooden snow goggles and case, Inuit, North America, 1801-190

Snow blindness is caused by sunlight reflecting off white snow and ice. This painful condition causes temporary loss of vision. The Inuit people in North America wore goggles to shield their eyes from such glare. These goggles are made from pine and rawhide. Slits in the rawhide eye pieces let the wearer see. They are kept in a wooden case decorated with hunting scenes.


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