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Re: Source for half-tanned leather?

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  • russnanna
    Wow, and THAT S why I don t usually talk to anybody but my wife after ... trying to suggest why she may nt reply too quickly.. Its not a postal thing re US
    Message 1 of 12 , Jan 8, 2004
      Wow, and THAT'S why I don't usually talk to anybody but my wife after
      sundown... ::embarrassed look::


      --- In medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com, "Heritage Matters"
      <Herimats@b...> wrote:
      > Pascoes is the person who told you about the stuff---I was just
      trying to suggest why she may'nt reply too quickly.. Its not a postal
      thing re US more import export regs. LDM
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: russnanna
      > To: medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 4:49 AM
      > Subject: [medieval-leather] Re: Source for half-tanned leather?
      >
      >
      > I'm in America, yes, but I have a buddy over there who can
      arrange
      > very reasonably costed shipping via military mail, so it's still
      > worth looking into for me... ten shoulders is quite a bit,
      though...
      > I need to try this sucker first to contrast it with other
      material..
      > hrm... I don't know the Pascoes. Any chance you could email me a
      > link? (addy in profile?)
      >
      > Thanks amigo,
      >
      > Russ
      >
      >
      > --- In medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com, "Heritage Matters"
      > <Herimats@b...> wrote:
      > > Hi ,Evidently Pascoes are still on their Holiday shutdown.-- I
      have
      > been trying to place an order for some heavy soling since Friday.
      (no
      > doubt she will pop up and tell us otherwise right after this--but
      > then I am a mere man!) I may take a trip over to their Birmingham
      > susbsidary over the weekend and see whats happening and to pick
      some
      > up.
      > > Minimum order is 10 shoulders or equivalent though- but they
      may do
      > a smaller run if asked nicely- its a possibility. But -something
      just
      > when "ding"-----are you in the States -in which case I dont
      think
      > you will have much joy--she may give you the chemistry though.
      > > LDMundy
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: russnanna
      > > : Source for half-tanned leather?
      > >
      > >
      > > Hrm... not cheap. Do-able, but not cheap... thanks... even
      at 7
      > > pounds per sqft, I'm still not really clueful about where i
      can
      > get
      > > it... do y'all, or do you have a reference?
      > >
      > > tnx,
      > >
      > > Russ
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com, Pearl demelza pascoe
      > > <ploddpuss@y...> wrote:
      > > > Its "slab" or "blatted",hand tanned on a marble or
      > > > slate; previously used for ortho purposes especially
      > > > arm and leg supports because it can be moulded as per
      > > > rawhide; while retaining an acceptable outside
      > > > surface. Its now very much superceded by heat formable
      > > > plastics although spirited solubles are also still
      > > > used.
      > > > The market now is mainly re-eanactment as its the
      > > > ideal product for making " carved " helm decorations
      > > > and shield edging although I have seen someone using
      > > > it to make a fullsize funeral effigy where it worked
      > > > quite well.
      > > > The hide has to be from an older beast and the
      > > > chemistry is difficult because of potential effluent
      > > > problems.
      > > > So the final sting in the tail is a cost of around
      > > > £7.00 per sq ft. dependent on quantity.
      > > > Hope this helps
      > > >
      > > > =====
      > > > P.D. Pascoe and Sons (and grandaughter) Custom leathers,
      > > Perranzabuloe
      >
      >
      >
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