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Jonathon G




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Raw Materials         Reply with quote

I am just starting to try forging but have limited sources for raw materials. If anyone knows of national or even international distributors of metals (copper, steel, carbon steel, bronze, and silver in bars, sheets, and/or chain/ring mail), and leather both soft or hardened it would be of great help.

Thank you all for your help,
Jonathon
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb, 2007 7:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have moved this topic to the Off-topic Talk forum.

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"Discussions of general history and other miscellaneous topics relating to arms and armour that do not specifically fit our other forums"

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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sheet metal can be found all around -- check machine shops.

For maille work, check Lowes/etc for wire -- you can easily make butted maille.

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Thomas Watt




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PostPosted: Fri 09 Feb, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There is a company out of Oklahoma called Jantz Supply that sells bar stock, and an assortment of other tools, equipment and supplies including leather, handle material, etc.

I think they are closer to being a retail outlet than a wholesaler, but offer small quantities that work well for small or hobby work. I don't know if you could reasonably expect to get a 40" slab of damascus steel from them, but they offer slabs and bars of a number of alloys, steel and brass.

I have not ordered from them, so cannot vouch for service. Just that they are there.

http://www.jantzsupply.com/

Have 11 swords, 2 dirks, half a dozen tomahawks and 2 Jeeps - seem to be a magnet for more of all.
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Shawn Shaw




Location: Boston, MA USA
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Feb, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are a few links to sites I use/know of:

Good prices on steel bar stock/sheets, has brass and copper too
http://www.discountsteel.com/

Also good prices on steel and brass
http://www.allmetalsinc.com/index.html

More jewelry oriented
www.monsterslayer.com

Maille making stuff galore
http://theringlord.com

That Jantz link is really neat! That one went straight to my bookmarks list :-)
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