Merchant Links for Medievalists
Gentle and noble cousins, this is decidedly a site under construction and likely to remain so.
I would deeply appreciate it if you would share with me any of your own favorite websites,
so that I may improve my own list.
These links are offered with absolutely no guarantees on my part. I've purchased from Mark de Gaukler and Raymond and Zelda at events and been pleased with their wares, but I have never purchased from any of these merchants on-line; I have so far just drooled over their stuff remotely. :)
- Gaukler Medieval Wares
- Excellent An Tir source for early period and medieval reproduction accessories and fittings,
and also genuine antiquities. Pretty good about identifying era and culture of origin.
- Raymond’s Quiet Press - Excellent
(Aten) source for early period and medieval metal accessories and fittings, many of them
museum-quality replicas; but a little spotty in specifying era and provenance if any.
- Fettered Cock Pewters -
Another good source for medieval and some early period reproduction metalwork.
- Ingasbo - Circlets in 32 different patterns.
- Bill Dawson Metalsmith
- Awesome stuff. Regalia for Renaissance-persona peers, silver for Viking personas, and
lots more between.
- RedTroll Forge - An Tir’s Master
Grendal offers knives, tools, small utensils, flint strikers, “anything made of iron or steel.”
It’s unclear whether one can order on-line, though both on-line and off-line contact
information is given.
- Steve Millingham Pewter Replicas - United Kingdom source for really nice late period metalwork accessories et al.
- Ragweed Forge - Source for knives, jewelry, feast gear, fire starters, et al.
- Forth Armoury - Mostly arms and armor, but portable holes and tent stakes are also available.
- Dru Shoemaker - Pennsylvania source for medieval shoes; it looks like one has to order by snail mail, but there is an on-line catalog one can drool over.
- Historic Shoes - United Kingdom source for period shoes. It looks as though one can order on-line, and the on-line catalog is clearly priced, incl. approximate US$ prices as well as UK prices.
- Bodgit and Bendit - United Kingdom supplier of museum-quality reproductions ranging from jewelry to bonework to pottery, a large part of the wares offered are not available elsewhere. The site is frustrating; you can’t get the closer look promised, there’s no price list available on-line that I could find, and it looks as though one must order by snail mail. But oh, the Stuff!
- Calontir Trim - Source for medieval-style and uniquely SCA-oriented trim!
- T&L Barnes - Trim, appliqués, fasteners, et al.
- La Wren’s Nest - Garb, accessories, feast gear, Roman as well as medieval.
- White Wolf and the Phoenix - trim, looms (including a reproduction of the Oseberg card-weaving loom), books et al.
- The Woolery - Spinning and weaving tools and supplies and books.
- The Spanish Peacock - Spindles, looms, weaving cards and wax tablets and stylii, in a variety of materials.
- Fabrics Store - California source for a variety of linens at *very* reasonable prices.
- Denver Fabrics
- Fabric dot com
- Asgard Crafts - United Kingdom source for early period artifacts – bone and antler combs and needles and such like, small metalwork (scales, personal accessories), cardwoven bands, glass beads, et al. Can’t order and pay in a single easy transaction, but there appears to be a roundabout way to order entirely on-line, or one can order off-line.
- Fire Mountain Beads - Southern Oregon source for beads and findings and related items; famous in An Tir, and with good reason!
- The Badger’s Den - An Tir source for a wide variety of goods – sheepskins, garb, jewelry and other accessories, fantasy stuff, et al.
- Zelda's Place - Three Mountains source for Ladies' garb and accessories, music CDs and instruments, kingdom stickers.
- Sir Blackhand - Crossbows and kingdom stickers.
- The Pillaged Village - Wide variety of goods – garb and patterns, accessories, feast gear, fantasy stuff, et al.
- Albion Works - Furniture, mostly Gothic.
- Master John the Artificier - SCAdian source for scribes’ supplies.
- John Neal Bookseller - Scribes’ supplies.
- Jas. Townsend and Sons - Supplier for 18th -19th c. living history groups, but there’s actually quite a bit here that is similar (or identical) to what was used in medieval times; you just have to know what you are looking for.
- Panther Primitives
- Supplier for 18th -19th c. living history groups; a fair amount of the merchandise is also
usable for medieval recreation. They are best known for their tents, but there’s a lot more
here than just tentage.
- Catapult Kits
Other Lists of Merchant Links
- SCAbusiness.com This is a searchable
database of businesses, both modern and medieval, run by or associated with SCAdians.
There doesn't appear to be much if any overlap with the individual websites I've listed
above, and some of the medieval ones look quite interesting. :)
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