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Zach Gordon




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PostPosted: Tue 16 Feb, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Medieval Eating Knife         Reply with quote

Does anyone know where to get a decent eating knife, perhaps knife and pricker set, here in the US? I love the ones by Tod's Stuff...but the shipping makes them prohibitively expensive. There used to be a place called Bohemonds or Bohemonds Knives that had some nice ones,but I can't find the website anymore. There are the ones by Revival.us but they only have a few styles and no pricker sets. The only other option I can think of is waiting for christmas and buying from A&A but theres are pretty expensive if i recall. Bohemond used to have nice knives for like $30!!!!
Any help wud be nice Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Feb, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Have you tried any of these:

Swan and Lion Sutlery at http://historicenterprises.biz/reenactment-go..._163.html?

http://revival.us/historicalshoesclothesandac...spx?page=2 (go to the bottom of the page)

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Jennifer S




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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb, 2010 12:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bohemond looks to still be there - it just looks like someone hacked his ISP so his site is unavailable for the time being

www.nmia.com/~bohemond/Bootshop/knife.../knife-pricker-sm.htm
(probably best not to click for a couple days until his web host gets things straightened out)




These folks look to have a bunch of stuff, but again.. UK
http://www.twojs.me.uk/Knives.htm


Actually, from a budget standpoint I'm kind of curious how well the rough forged "trade knives" various 18th c. sutlers carry for around $30 would work, at least for the lower classes. Or for that matter, a plain old paring knife with the makers marks sanded off?
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb, 2010 7:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Arms and Armor has a nice set. I saw one at the Bristol Ren Faire last year - wish I'd had the money!
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jennifer S wrote:
Bohemond looks to still be there - it just looks like someone hacked his ISP so his site is unavailable for the time being

www.nmia.com/~bohemond/Bootshop/knife.../knife-pricker-sm.htm
(probably best not to click for a couple days until his web host gets things straightened out)




These folks look to have a bunch of stuff, but again.. UK
http://www.twojs.me.uk/Knives.htm


Actually, from a budget standpoint I'm kind of curious how well the rough forged "trade knives" various 18th c. sutlers carry for around $30 would work, at least for the lower classes. Or for that matter, a plain old paring knife with the makers marks sanded off?


I also recommend Bohemond. I saw his knives and shoes at Estrella War this past week and couldn't believe the quality you get for the price.
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

While I can't vouch for his knives, I would caution you against some of his shoes. I handled a slightly older version of his "Mary Rose" shoe and was less than thrilled. The leather was very, very insubstantial and the design of them (and his new version) look nothing like anything I've seen from the Mary Rose wreck or from the 1540's time period he claims. They do look closer to early 17th century shoes, but still look a little bit off for that. His other shoes might be "more accurate," but I'm not as familiar with other time periods as I am the 16th and early 17th centuries.
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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Zack,

Why don't you check The Marketplace on this forum, Nathan Robinson has some excellent "Eating Sets" on sale.

Good luck.

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Zach Gordon




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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello,
I did look at Nathan's but they weren't really the type I was looking for... I found out that shipping from the UK isn't any where near as expensive as I thought, so I think I will probably figure out what I really want and buy from Leo. I wanted to thank the people who sent me PMs I bought one set (a Tod's stuff one someone offered to sell used) from one of you guys. I don't have time to send a thanks to everyone, so sorry if I didn't reply.
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can vouch for Two Js; as far as shipping goes. I purchase stuff from him regularily, and he always gets the product to me in a timely manner (to Georgia in 7-10 days). I do not own any of their cutlery, but their steel chapes and leather goods are of good value for the money. Happy
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Mar, 2010 9:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Two J items and Bohemond's appear to be from the same maker if you spend enough time squinting at their less-than-stellar photos. Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar, 2010 1:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I believe these ship to the states http://www.theknightshop.co.uk/catalog/feasti...28510312f1
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar, 2010 6:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stuart Thompson wrote:
I believe these ship to the states http://www.theknightshop.co.uk/catalog/feasti...28510312f1


That's a Windlass piece that can probably be found on US vendor's websites too. Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar, 2010 10:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A great US maker to check with would be Michael Pikula at Volund Forge http://www.volundforge.com/ he's an accomplished bladesmith and is dedicated to historical reproduction pieces. Y ou could send him an email and he'd get back to you in short order. But the price would be more than $30.00.
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