Re: [MedievalSawdust] Hardware for medieval -style woodwork.
- James Cunningham----- Original Message -----From: julian wilsonSent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:43 AMSubject: [MedievalSawdust] Hardware for medieval -style woodwork.Gentles of the List,can anyone recommend any US-based hardware manufacturers who offer chest and cabinet hardware simulating black-hand-forged work of the late Middle Ages?I've spent several hours in online searches so far, without success. Maybe I'm asking the wrong questions of my search engines.We only have 2 local Builders' Merchants in our little Island, - and, as far as they are concerned - if it doesn't come as a plastic-wrapped pre-pack suitable for modern-design joinery, they just don't want to know about "special Orders".What am I seeking in this "simulated black iron" finish?Chest corner straps; various designs of hinges both butt and strap - from the small for coffers - to large enough to hang a 6ft6ins door;chest and drawer handles; hasps & staples and period padlocks/fetterlocks; and replicas of 15th C., keyed mortice locks with their old-fashioned "skeleton-type" keys.There must be British specialist Makers of this sort of hardware - because the re-enactment and living history Market in the UK is considerable, and seems to be growing apace - but so far I haven't been able to locate any UK-based Makers/Suppliers.Your help would be much appreciated.Yours in Service,Matthew["Messire Matthew Baker", Governor & Castellan of Jersey, 1486-1497:Motto - "Si vis pacem, para bellum" (Trans:-"if you wish for Peace, prepare for War") ]aka. - Julian Wilson, - late-medieval Re-enactor; Herald, Historian, & Master Artisan to
"The Companie of the Duke's Leopards",
[the Island of "olde" Jersey's only mediæval living-history Group]
Meet us at < www.dukesleopards.org >"-
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