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Re: [SCA Newcomers] re: Vender info

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  • Se'arl'ait the Seamstress
    You are going to need more than 4 handles, I throw axes and have gone through several practiceing. Untill you get better you will go through a bunch of
    Message 1 of 10 , Oct 26, 2011
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      You are going to need more than 4 handles, I throw axes and have gone through several practiceing. Untill you get better you will go through a bunch of handles.

      --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, ann baltrush <abaltrush@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Elizabeth,
      > Thank you for the info.  I have purchased 2 axes and 4 handles from him.  I like buying from merchants that are active members of the SCA. 
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      > --- On Sun, 9/11/11, Maris <mariswell@...> wrote:
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      > From: Maris <mariswell@...>
      > Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] re: Vender info
      > To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      > Received: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 9:39 AM
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      > Hi Aine,
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      > I have thrown with these axes and they are my favorites. They are quite
      > nice and I would purchase some for myself were I looking to buy right now.
      > They are lighter but still throw nicely. Ragnar (of Ragweed Forge) has good
      > axes in my opinion. Several people in my barony enjoy his axes and some of
      > my friends bought axes from him at Pennsic in 2010. I don't know if he was
      > there in 2011. If you are newer to throwing, I respectfully suggest that
      > you also purchase a few extra handles. Even the best made handle will be
      > evaluated as unsafe by the marshall if it is split by the blade of another
      > axe.
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      > Have fun throwing the sharp and pointy things!
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      > Elizabeth
      > On Sep 11, 2011 7:57 AM, "Bill Toscano" <liamstliam@...> wrote:
      > > Aine: See if someone can point you to either Pandulf or Brokk.
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      > > They are the thrown weapons folks I know best in Carolingian and will
      > know.
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      > > Liam
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      > > On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 12:50 AM, Stefan li Rous <
      > stefanlirous@...
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      > >> Aine Oliphant asked:
      > >> <<< I have not been in the SCA very long and I've tried throw weapons
      > >> which I enjoyed. I am looking to buy a couple of throw axes from
      > >> Ragweed Forge and would like any info on this vender. I never brought
      > >> anything off the internet so I don't know much about venders (I like
      > >> to see and touch what I am buying). I am looking to buy a couple of
      > >> the French Lady Hawk axes and would like to hear from anyone who has
      > >> brought them and could tell what they think of them. I am from the EK
      > >> the Barony of Carolingia. >>>
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      > >> I don't recognize that particular vender, myself. Perhaps someone else
      > >> has some info. You are in the East Kingdom, so you might ask the same
      > >> question on the East Kingdom list. There may be a list specifically
      > >> for thrown weapons, but I don't know for sure.
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      > >> Do you know where Ragweed Forge is located? Often merchants will make
      > >> some of the bigger SCA events. The closer this vender is to the East
      > >> Kingdom, the more likely it would be that they would be showing up at
      > >> a major event there. You might email them and see which events they
      > >> plan to attend. Sometimes folks making an item will sell through other
      > >> venders, and those folks might show up at various kingdom events.
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      > >> If you are thinking of attending a big war event, such as Pennsic, you
      > >> might wish to wait until you attend that event. Unfortunately, Pennsic
      > >> only occurs once year in August, so it will be a while until the next
      > >> one.
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      > >> Pennsic is about an hour north of Pittsburg, so it isn't that long a
      > >> drive from Carolingia. At least compared to driving to Pennsic from
      > >> central Austeorra, which is a 27 hour drive. :-)
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      > >> There are these files in the COMBAT section of the Florilegium that
      > >> might be of interest to you, but I don't think I have any vender info
      > >> in them.
      > >> axes-msg (13K) 12/13/99 Viking axes, throwing axes.
      > >> http://www.florilegium.org/files/COMBAT/axes-msg.html
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      > >> knife-throwing-msg (22K) 5/11/00 Knife-throwing and throwing knives.
      > >> http://www.florilegium.org/files/COMBAT/knife-throwing-msg.html
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      > >> Stefan
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      > >> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
      > >> Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
      > >> http://www.linkedin.com/in/marksharris
      > >> **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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