Deeds of Arms and Other Matters Medieval and Otherwise
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Storing Crow Foot Ropes with Hooks
These crow foot ropes have hooks to attach them to my pavilion. If I simply coil them for storage the hooks have a malicious tendency to hook the cords wherever will entangle them most effectively. I made these slotted cards of heavy card stock, and fit the hooks into the slots as I unhook them from the tent. I then wind the cord around the card as shown.
I’ve been involved in medieval recreation since 1975. I contributed to a manual for living history that later grew into the book Daily Life in Chaucer’s England, and have written and illustrated several articles on the medieval tournament.
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