Re: [SCA Newcomers] feast gear (was feast gear venders)
- On 2 Oct 2013, at 8:45 AM, Brian Carlson <bcarlson78@...> wrote:
> > I recommend that you not buy pewter ware from a retail place. The going rate is about $26 for a dinner plate. However, if you keep an eye out at the thrift stores and flea markets in your area and some SCA venders selling the used stuff, you can get the plates for about $6. I've paid about $4 for the small salad plates and $4-6 for pewter mugs.Real pewter contains lead; the modern stuff for $26 has manufacturers and sellers who are accountable and must tell the truth when you ask if their pewter wares contain lead (modern stuff, termed 'imitation' pewter, is lead-free and made with aluminum instead). Buying in secondhand shops, you have no way of knowing, unless the shop will let you bring in and use a lead testing kit on each item.
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