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11766Re: [medieval-leather] real sinew used in the middle ages?

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  • Freyadis Steinsdottir
    Jan 4, 2012
      linen comes from the flax plant. it is the same thing.

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      From: "bigfoot rockmidget" <bigfootedrockmidget@...>
      To: <medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 8:41 AM
      Subject: RE: [medieval-leather] real sinew used in the middle ages?


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      > Hello Barry and others,
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      > I don't know of any references or finds where sinew is mentioned as a
      > thread to sew leather. I do know that In the middle ages and the
      > renaissance, it was used in the construction of crossbows.
      > These medieval cases (for wax tablets or whatever) where glued (inner
      > case) and sewn with flax or linen thread. The switch from flax to linen
      > thread was I think during the 12th-13th century.
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      > Best,
      > NB
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      > To: medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com
      > From: barryehicks@...
      > Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 11:57:51 +0000
      > Subject: [medieval-leather] real sinew used in the middle ages?
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      > Was real sinew used in the middle ages? I am trying to find out if
      > only the people of the America's used it before the European discovery? I
      > would think it would have been perfect for use on Cuir Bouilli cases and
      > whatnot along with hide glue, but I have found no such evidence. I was
      > wondering if anyone here may have any information?
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      > Barry
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