A list of manufacturers the Company knows and recommends

This is a list of craftspeople the Company of St. George has worked with and whose products we can recommend. The list is commented. Be aware though, that our estimation is based on personal impression. Therefore, it can not be objective, but we tried to be fair. If your views differ from our point, do let us know.

There is no right to get onto this list. A short notice will let you be removed from the list however. For comments and feedback, please write to: contact@companie-of-st-george.ch.
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General Supplier, Metal, Textiles, Leather, Various.

 

 

 

General Supplier

 
Artefacts ( Clothing, Personal Equipment, Artiller )
43 The Quarry
UK-GL11 6JA Cam Gloucestershire
Email:admin at artefacts.uk.comwww:http://www.artefacts.uk.comNotes:Artefacts can provide you with almost anything you need for your hobby in museum quality.
April 2002. 
Historiska Rum ( Cloth, Yarn, and Cuttlery Items )

Tel:0046 705 22 74 74Email:info at historiskarum.sewww:http://www.historicalrooms.comNotes:Per Lindqvist of Historiska Rum sells various items for the basic reenactor kit at a certain price, but of decent quality. Lately he started to focus more on high quality fabrics. Note, that Per's former Company was named Handelsgillet.
February 2009. 
Cezary Wyszynski ( Woodwork, Bark Containers, Handwoven Cloth, Felted )   Email:cezar at freha.plNotes:Cezary is providing a wide range of goods and is able to dig out amazing stuff at competitiveprices. Get in touch with him.
September 2005 
Medieval Design ( Clothing, Accessories and Furniture )
c/o Image now studio
Via Galasso Da Carpi 1
I-62100 Macerata
Tel:0039 733 26 54 70Email:info at medievaldesign.comwww:http://www.medievaldesign.comNotes:Medieval Design from Italy supplies a wide range of products, often with a typical
Italian shape.
May 2003. 

 

Metal
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Jean Jordan ( Black- and Locksmith )
"Kermonach"
F-56160 PloërdutTel:0033 0297 394 776Notes:Jean Jordan is one of the few people making period locks for chests. His brackets are of equal quality.
October 2003. 
Albion Armourers ( Bladesmith )
PO Box 66
421 Second Street
US-53574 New Glarus WI
Tel:01 888 806 43 56Email:quest at albionarmorers.comwww:http://albion-swords.comNotes:Albion Armourers are an American supplier of good swords at a reasonable price. We have seen work from the Peter Johnsson Museum collection and can recommend it.
March 2004. 
Arma Bohemia ( Points )
Raisova 6
CZ-160 00 Prague 6
Tel:00420 603 830 522Email:info at armabohemia.czwww:http://www.armabohemia.czNotes:Arma Bohemia sells a wide range of items. We recommend them as a good source for points to decorate men's laces. They provide Bohemian glass of fine quality as well.
April 2003. 
Colin Torode ( Moulder - Leatherworker )
"Lionheart Replicas"
Rickney Cottage
UK-BN27 1SF Rickney Sussex
Tel:0044 13 23 743 352Email:lionheartreplicas at tinyworld.co.ukwww:http://www.lionheartreplicas.co.ukNotes:Subtle and properly made stuff. He has buckles and complete belts as well.
February 2006. 
Ewald Tanzer ( Armoursmith )
Beethovenstr. 5
A-3512 MauternTel:0043 27 32 87 112Notes:Armoursmith with a very good price-performance ratio. Delivers trustworthy.
April 2002. 


Denis Launay ( Moulder, Metal Badges )
Fontes d'Histoire
28 rue de l'église
F-50300 St Senier sous Avranches

Tel:0033 2 33 48 30 05Email:contact at fontes-histoire.frwww:http://www.fontes-histoire.comNotes:A nice set of very exact pilgrim badges based on the collection at the museum of Cluny, Paris, and various forms of buckles and other tin items. Denis makes moulds for badges based on sketches sent to him.
July 2002. 
Ivo Malz ( Points, Buckles )
Römerstr. 15
D-63450 HanauTel:0049 61 81 610 89 47Email:ivo.malz at gmx.deNotes:Ivo makes points in various sizes. He makes brass buckles out of solid metal (as opposed to cast brass). His work is a joy to see.
March 2004. 
Jaroslaw Belza ( Bolts and Arrowheads )
ul. Droga Pod Strzecha 41
PL-89-606 Charzykowy
Tel:0048 52 3988466Email:jbelza at poczta.fmwww:http://belza.iq.pl/index_eng.htmlNotes:Jaroslaw provides a variety of bolts and arrowheads. His website shows detail photos of his craft. He does not speak English, but written messages are translated by his daughter for him.
February 2003.   
Lutz Schmidt ( Tents, Woodworks and Metalwork )

Tel:0049 67 63 30 90 99Email:lutz.schmidt at web.deNotes:Lutz makes wonderful tents, delivers all kinds of wooden things and started to do metalworking as well.
Juni 2009. 
Mark Vickers ( Bladesmith, general metalworker )
"St. George Armoury"
Fenway Cottage, Cannister Lane
UK-PE22 7HD Boston Lincolnshire
Tel:0044 1205 280 183Email:stgeorgearmoury at btinternet.com www:http://www.stgeorgearmoury.co.ukNotes:Being a very competent bladesmith Mark delivers anything from swords to scissors.
He has points and needles too.
April 2002. 
Mary Fisher ( Needles, Hooks & Eyes )
38 St Martin's View
UK-LS7 3LB Leeds
Tel:0044 113 262 12 01Email:mary at candlemaker.org.ukwww:http://www.candlemaker.org.ukNotes:Strange enough we have not seen Candlemaker's candles so far. But their 40mm long and 1mm wide brass needles and their hooks & eyes are recommendable.
May 2002. 
Emma Cooper ( Woodwork, Metallworks )
Pastlincs
75 Lincoln Road
UK-NG34 9AR Ruskington, Sleaford LincolnshireTel:0044 15 26 833 737Email:Pastlincs at aol.comNotes:Pastlincs provides period furniture and domestic woodwork as chests and benches. Furthermore they provide you with all kind of hand forged metalwork.
April 2002. 
Peter Lyon ( Bladesmith )
2 Hazelwood Avenue
NZ- Karori, Wellington
Tel:0064 4 934 25 22Email:lyonesse at paradise.net.nzwww:http://www.swords.co.nzNotes:Peter produces fine blades of superior quality than many European smiths. He worked for the LotR-movie and takes usually a few months to deliver.
August 2002. 
Steve Millingham ( Moulder )
"Pewter Replicas"
Church Tower Mint, Hopton Cangeford
UK-SY8 2EE Ludlow Shropshire
Tel:0044 15 84 823 304Email:sm at pewterreplicas.co.ukwww:http://www.pewterreplicas.co.ukNotes:Steve has spoons and English pilgrim badges at very competitive prices. The tin needlecases are
hard to find elsewhere.
April 2002.   


Klaas Kloosterhuis ( Black- and Bladesmith )
Hereweg 34
NL-9906PG Bierum

Tel:0031 596 59 22 45www:http://www.smederijkloosterhuis.nlEmail:mailto:kkloosterhuis@online.nlNotes:Klaas is a skilled black and bladesmith, skilled in a wide field of metalwork.
August 2012.

Jokum Lind Jensen (Blacksmith)
Røjlegården
Torupvejen 98
DK-3390 Hundested

Tel:0045 26 84 74 90www:www.kunstsmed.dk Email:jljsmed@hotmail.comNotes:Jokum is a member of our partner Company, the Guild of St. Olaus. His experience is not limited to medieval items, but where it does, he is able to do beautiful damast blades and the like. November 2007.

 

 

Textiles
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Zürcher-Stalder AG ( Linnen Thread )
Postfach
CH-3422 Kirchberg
Tel:0041 34 448 42 42Email:zsag at zsag.chwww:http://www.zsag.chNotes:It is difficult to get linnen threads - at least in some countries.Zürcher-Stalder has them. Lots of them.
August 2005.   
Burkhard-Dreier AG ( Yarns and Strings )
Handweb- u. Handarbeitsgarne Teppichwolle
Lochbachstr. 1
CH-3414 Oberburg
Tel:0041 34 422 26 34
0041 34 422 26 50
0041 34 423 45 56 (Fax)www:http://www.burkhard-dreier.chNotes:A very good supplier of plenty colours and qualities of yarns and strings.
April 2002. 
Gander Tissage ( Linnen Cloth )
2, rue l'Etang
F-67600 MuttersholtzTel:0033 88 85 15 32Notes:Broad spectrum on linnen of different qualities and colours.
April 2002. 
KWL ( Cloth Supplier )
Seiserstraße 6
A-2860 Kirchschlag
Tel:0043 26 46 253 40Email:office at kwl.atwww:http://www.kwl.atNotes:If you opt for knitted hosecloth, than this one is for you. These cloths are so densely woven, you can not tell it is knitted. The best series are "Standard 400" and "Mode 400".
April 2002. 
Ninya Mikhaila ( Tailor )
3rd Floor, The Business Space
69-73 Lower Parliament Street
UK-NG1 3BB Nottingham
Tel:0044 115 911 0037Email:ninya at ninyamikhaila.comwww:http://www.ninyamikhaila.comNotes:Ninya provides good historical costume. Upon request she delivers accessoirs as well.
April 2002. 
Christine Vieböck ( Linnen cloth )
Leonfelder Str. 26
A-4184 Helfenberg
Tel:0043 72 16 62 15Email:office at vieboeck.atwww:http://www1.vieboeck.atNotes:A wide range of high quality linnen fabric at a competitive price.
April 2002. 
Jörg Fraske ( Cloth Dyeing )
Leonfelder Str. 26
A-4184 Helfenberg
Email:info at wollstoff.dewww:http://www.wollstoff.deNotes:Naturally dyed cloth and dyeing of custom cloth for you. October 2008.


Färbehof ( Cloth dyeing)
Kirchstr. 7
86947 Geretshausen


Tel:0049 8195 999 551Email:versand at faerbehof.dewww:http://www.faerbehof.atNotes:Naturally dyed cloth and dyeing of custom cloth for you. October 2008.

 

 

Leather
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Gerberei Graber ( Parchment and Leather )
Luzernstrasse 31
CH-4950 Huttwil
Tel:0041 62 962 11 32Email:graberleder at bluewin.chwww:http://www.mypage.bluewin.ch/graberNotes:Fritz Graber sells fine white parchment at very low prices.
October 2003. 
Andreas Petitjean ( Precious things )
Schriesheimerstr. 50
D-69221 DossenheimEmail:petitfours at gmx.deNotes:Andreas Petitjean works with bone, antler and leather. He does a wide range of items, while he is widely known for his beautiful sheaths.
April 2003.        


 Sarah Juniper ( Shoemaker  )
109 Woodmancote
Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4AH
United Kingdom

Tel:+44 (0)1453 545675Email:sarah at pop3.sarahjuniper.co.ukwww:http://www.sarahjuniper.co.ukNotes:Sarah works after the "Stepping Through Time" book and does shoes from all periods. With many years of experience she is seen as one of the experts in the field of period shoemaking.
 June 2011. 
Colin Torode ( Moulder - Leatherworker )
"Lionheart Replicas"
Rickney Cottage
UK-BN27 1SF Rickney Sussex
Tel:0044 13 23 743 352Email:lionheartreplicas at tinyworld.co.ukwww:http://www.lionheartreplicas.co.ukNotes:Subtle and properly made stuff. He has buckles and complete belts as well.
February 2006. 
Julien Vuagniaux ( Leatherworks )
Chemin de la Diaz
CH-1323 RomainmôtierTel:0041 24 453 17 41Notes:Julien does good leather work. The quality is said to improve even more if you send him a complete source documentation of what you want.
April 2002. 
Gerberei Zeller ( Leather and raw hides )
Zelgstrasse 21
CH-3612 SteffisburgTel:0041 33 437 21 45Notes:Zeller is one of the best tanners of plant-tanned leather. He sells raw-hides too.
October 2003. 
Mark Beaby ( Shoemaker and Leatherworker )
"Bjarni´s Boots"
The Craft Court - Royal Armouries Museum
UK-LS10 1LT Leeds
Tel:0044 113 245 88 24Email:info at bjarnisboots.co.ukwww:http://www.bjarnisboots.co.ukNotes:First class reproductions of historic leather items at high end prices. The delivery dates are not always fixed, however.
April 2002. 
Morgan Hubbard ( Shoemaker )
"Plantagenet Shoes"
82, Cozens Hardy Road
UK-NR7 8QG Sprowston/Norwich Norfolk
Tel:0044 16 03 414 045Email:morgan at plantagenetshoes.freeserve.co.ukwww:http://www.plantagenetshoes.freeserve.co.ukNotes:Very good turned shoes at a competetive price, all made on the last.
He has quality pattens too. Being based on the 'London Excavation-Book' his shoes are quite English in shape.
April 2002. 
Phil Quallington ( Leatherworker )
"The Leatherman"
5 The Blanes, Ware
UK-SG12 0XA Herts
Tel:0044 19 20 461 304Email:phil at the-leather-man.co.ukwww:http://www.the-leather-man.co.ukNotes:Pouches and good looking leather bottles, flasks and even buckets.
April 2002. 
Stefan von der Heide ( Shoes and Pattens )
Kirchgasse 15
D-91413 Neustadt an der Aisch
Tel:0049 91 61 61 912Email:shoes.ad.libitum at t-online.dewww:http://www.knieriem.netNotes:Stefan von der Heide is another source of high quality shoes. He has pattens as well and organizes courses on shoemaking from time to time.
May 2003. 

 

Various
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Le Carreau Médiéval ( Ceramic Tiles )
60, rue du 8 mai 1945
F-59460 Jeumont
Tel:0033 03 27 66 74 41Email:contact at lecarreaumedieval.comwww:http://www.lecarreaumedieval.comNotes:Sylviane Hache produces replicas of medieval ceramic tiles. There is a big selection of tiles available, but custom made ones are also possible. The price is high, but the beauty and the quality are exceptional.
August 2006. 
Leonhard Zagermann ( Brushes )
Schlossplatz 5
D-42659 Solingen-BurgTel:0049 212 479 64Notes:It is very hard to find somebody doing custom brushes. Leohnard Zagermann does custom madebrushes
October 2006. 
Louis Mertenat-Froidevaux ( Candles )
CH-2827 Mervelier
Tel:0041 32 438 90 13Email:cerata at bluewin.chwww:http://www.cerata.chNotes:Louis Mertenat does beeswax candles with hemp wick.You can ask for custom sizes. Prompt delivery.
January 2006. 
Frank Wittstadt ( Wood Carving and Paintings )Email:frank_wittstadt at web.deNotes:Frank is a professional restorer, that does also recontructionsof wooden items, mainly boxes. Richly decorated and painted with period colors.
January 2005. 
Andreas Petitjean ( Precious things )
Schriesheimerstr. 50
D-69221 DossenheimEmail:petitfours at gmx.deNotes:Andreas Petitjean works with bone, antler and leather. He does a wide range of items, while he is widely known for his beautiful sheaths.
April 2003. 
Arma Bohemia ( Points )
Raisova 6
CZ-160 00 Prague 6
Tel:00420 603 830 522Email:info at armabohemia.czwww:http://www.armabohemia.czNotes:Arma Bohemia sells a wide range of items. We recommend them as a good source for points to decorate men's laces. They provide Bohemian glass of fine quality as well.
April 2003. 


Eva van Eeckhout-Bartova ( Historical Glass )
Le Verre Historique
Rue Louis Ernotte 46
B-1070 Bruxelles

Tel:00 32 2 660 17 08Email:ebart at skynet.bewww: www.leverrehistorique.be Notes:Fine historical glass of a good quality. Mrs. Eeckhour-Bartova does custom items as well and sends the galss by mail.
December 2003. 
Francis Aimable ( Furniture )
F-14400 NonantTel:0033 2 31 92 70 52Email:fransculp at yahoo.frNotes:Francis isn't exactly a period carpenter, but he is known to make very good furniture when provided with the necessary information in detail. Considering it is all amde by hand, he produces at a modest price. His address does really come without a street, by the way.
February 2003. 
Frank Miedreich ( Points and Braided Laces )
Lindwurmstrasse 92a
D-80337 München
Tel:0049 89 85 63 59 69 Email:frank at miedreich.comwww:none at the momentNotes:Frank Miedreich produces braided laces and points in an exceptional quality.
November 2010. 
Fred Marschall ( Wooden Spoons )
Papiermühle
D-07616 NausnitzTel:0049 366 92 20 909Notes:Fred is the only supplier of historical accurate spoons carved out of hard wood. They are well worth their price. Lately he started to produce stave-bowls. Amazing quality.
May 2004 
Kai Vahnenbruck ( Turned plates and bowls )
Apfelallee 5
D-63543 NeubergEmail:kvah1476 at googlemail. comNotes:Reproduction of turned wooden vessels produced manually on a pole lathe after archaeological finds. Kai is no professional, but more and more Company members use his stuff.
April 2002. 
Kim Wich-Glasen ( Woodworks, Furniture )
Oldenburgerstr. 13a
D-26180 Rastede
Tel:0049 44 02 916 972Email:info at mittelalter-moebel.dewww:http://www.mittelalter-moebel.deNotes:Kim is a fine supplier for furniture of the late medieval period. He does turned wooden containers as well.
April 2006. 
Kremer Pigmente ( Pigments and Colours )
Hauptstraße 41 - 47
D-88317 Aichstetten/Allgäu
Tel:0049 75 65 10 11Email:kremer-pigmente at t-online.dewww:http://www.kremer-pigmente.deNotes:This is a great source for all kinds of historical pigments, bone glue etc.
To make it even better, their website has a lot of information on period colours and a email hotline.
July 2003. 
Lutz Schmidt ( Tents, Woodworks and Metalwork )
Walzwerk
D-67707 Karlsthal-BahnhofTel:0049 63 07 401 224Email:lutz.schmidt at web.deNotes:Lutz is a member of the Company who makes wonderful tents, delivers all kinds of wooden things and started to do metalworking as well.
April 2002. 
Manufactum ( Interesting stuff )
Ground Floor
6-12 Triangle Road
UK-E8 3RP London
Tel:0044 800 096 0938Email:info at manufactum.co.ukwww:http://www.manufactum.co.ukNotes:On its website Manufactum introduces itself with the words "The good things in life still exist". The German company sells a few hundred products of unmatched quality for the whole household from pans to shoes and children toys. Among the stock you'll find hand-forget nails and clothes-pin suiteable for living-history too. Their catalogues is a joy to read - the German one has a lot more products so far.
October 2003. 
Emma Cooper ( Woodwork, Metallworks )
Pastlincs
75 Lincoln Road
UK-NG34 9AR Ruskington, Sleaford LincolnshireTel:0044 15 26 833 737Email:Pastlincs at aol.comNotes:Pastlincs provides period furniture and domestic woodwork as chests and benches. Furthermore they provide you with all kind of hand forged metalwork.
April 2002. 
Jimmy Newboult ( Potter )
Trinity Court Potteries
65 Cobwell Road
CH-DN22 7DD Retford
Tel:044 17 77 70 87 82Email:trinitycourt at aol.comwww:http://www.trinitycourtpotteries.co.ukNotes:Jimmy the potter is a frequent companion in Company camps.
His pottery is of excellent quality, ranging from English to continental stoneware.
March 2007. 
Eric Angehrn ( Potter )
Le château 21
CH-1470 LullyTel:0041 26 663 56 92Email:eric.karine.angehrn at freesurf.chNotes:Eric (aka Pépin) does a good range of pottery, mostly based on French and English finds.
June 2002. 
Robin Wood ( Turned plates and bowls )
Lee Farm Cottage
Upper Booth, Edale
GB-S33 7ZJ Hope Valley
Email:robin at robin-wood.co.ukwww:http://www.robin-wood.co.ukNotes:Robin Wood turns his bowls on the pole lathe. His work is well known, even in museums and among scholars.
February 2003. 
Véronique Durey ( Potter )
La poterie des Grands Bois
Les Grands Bois
F-58210 La Chapelle St André
Tel:0033 3 86 29 98 77Email:poteriedesgrandsbois at orange.fr
www:http://www.poteriedesgrandsbois.comNotes:La Poterie des Grands Bois delivers 15th century pottery made after French sources.
February 2003. 
Sandra Fischer ( Straw hats )
Alte Anglikerstrasse 8
CH-5610 Wohlen
Tel:0041 56 622 93 21Email:info at strohhut.chwww:http://www.strohhut.chNotes:Sandra Fischer does any kind of straw had based on pictures, photos or simple sketch. Very nice hats. July 2007.
Felix Küchler ( Verjus )
Pfyn
CH-3952 Susten
Tel:0041 79 752 41 10Email:felix.kuechler at verjus.chwww:http://www.verjus.chNotes:Verjus is one of the ingredients of medieval cuisine that is very hard to find. Felix Kuechler produces Verjus in very high quality. February 2009.
Jörg Wagner ( Woodcut Prints )

Tel:0049 36961 73 42 41Email:junker.joerg at gmx.chwww:noneNotes:Jörg Wagner does Woodcut prints and colours them by hand. Very nice quality and something which you hardly find elsewhere. Items include popular saints and playing cards. January 2010.