Vendor List - Best Places to Get Materials and Accouterments

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Vendor List - Best Places to Get Materials and Accouterments

Postby Greg » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:19 pm

Let's make this one a team effort. Call in with your favorite vendors for acquiring applicable materials and such.

Please list what you use each vendor for.



Backwoods Tin & Copper LLC.
http://www.backwoodstin.com
18th Century (and later) period copper and tinware; Boilers, Boxes for tobacco or seasoniongs, Teapots, etc.

Fabrics-Store
http://www.fabrics-store.com
Clothing and Utility-weight linens, including "Rustic" colored Linens

Medicine Bow Woods
http://www.medicinebowwoods.com
Rough-cut Yew Longbow Staves
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Re: Vendor List - Best Places to Get Materials and Accouterments

Postby Elleth » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:52 pm

Materials
Burnley and Trowbridge:
https://www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com/
Occasionally good woolens, VERY good linens. Their "osnabrig" is perfect for drawstring pouches, bag linings, and other rough utility use.

Wm Booth Draper:
http://www.wmboothdraper.com/
Good selection of 100% wool broadcloth for surcotes, hoods, lighter weight cloaks, etc.
(ask for a swatch first: occasionally a broadcloth may be more felted / polished than it appears on the site)

Springfield Leather:
https://www.springfieldleather.com/
Carries Hermann Oak vegtan leather, which is perfect for pouches, boots, etc. The Hermann Oak takes natural dye and vinegaroon very well, is usually very clean, and a pleasure to work with. They also sell lighter weights of vegtan suitable for scabbard covers, book covers, etc.

Italian Hides: (formerly Loripel)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/italianhides
vegtan goatskin, perfect for snapsacks, pouches, purses, etc. Their process does not take natural dye as well as Hermman Oak calfskin, but handles beautifully.
WARNING: most of their product is finished with modern techniques: be sure to look for undyed/unfinished vegetable tan for best results.

WhoopLoop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/whooploop
linen cordage for drawstrings, toggle loops, etc.

Woodland Buttons:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodlandButtons
toggles and buttons from traditional European woods

Lorifactor:
http://www.lorifactor.com
Extremely well made buckles, brooches, etc.
Check sizing: medieval-period historical buckles tend to run small compared to modern styles, so you will want to double check that you're getting what you think you're getting.

Northern Star Creations
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/northern-star-creations
DISCLAIMER THIS IS MY SHOP.
Lore-friendly buckles, toggles, etc. I prefer and recommend the smaller "arc" buckles, but some replicas of WETA LOTR work is there as well. Printed steel from Shapeways can be hand-polished to look mostly forge-made, but the cast metal options where available have much greater material authenticity.


Finished Goods
Razorstone Archery:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RazorStoneArchery
Hand-wound, traditionally nocked, ASH arrows.
He will also do custom fletching shapes and full-weight war arrows.

Spanish Door / Holmgard Trading:
https://www.spanishdoor.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HolmgardTrading
Providers for a soft-sided traditional waterskin and custom turned mouthpiece respectively.

Meuleurgy
http://www.meuleurgy.com/
Forum-member Odigan, crafter of superb lore-friendly blades

Ursus
Forum member, very good bladesmith, bowyer

Royal Oak Armoury
https://royaloakarmoury.com/
Fantastic custom-made iron cookware
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Re: Vendor List - Best Places to Get Materials and Accouterments

Postby Greg » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:09 pm

Bethlehem Trading Post
http://bethlehemtradingpost.com/
Lost of 17th/18th Century Clothing and some extras, but particular to our needs, they carry excellent hand-knit socks, stockings, and mittens.

Turkey Foot Trading Co. & Forge
http://www.turkeyfootllc.com
Lots of Reenactor's supplies, but notably a large selection of dried edibles, particularly first-rate Salt Pork by the slab, and hemp cordage/rope.
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Re: Vendor List - Best Places to Get Materials and Accouterments

Postby Udwin » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:43 pm

Hamilton Dry Goods for plain-weave 100% wool in various weights & colors at reasonable prices. Oilcloth too. Check for availability before ordering.

Dharma Trading for Raw Silk by the yard or bolt.

A.Hollis for braintanned deer hides, birch bark oil, and wooden spoons -SHAMELESS PLUG/DISCLAIMER - THIS IS MY SHOP-
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