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RJ Leahy

Originally posted by Quintus Aulus

Order Placed: June 10th, 2003
Payment Rendered: June 10th, 2003
Payment Method: Visa
Order Contents:

  • 1 1lb box of 1/8" X 3/8" Brass Round Rivets
  • 1 1lb box of 1/8" X 1/2" Steel Truss Rivets
  • 1 1/2lb box of #12 copper burs

Price: $25 (roughly)
Order Recieved: June 13th, 2003

Raymond's Quiet Press

Review originally posted by Quintus Aulus

Order Placed: June 10th, 2003
Payment Rendered: June 10th, 2003
Payment Method: Visa
Order Contents:
1 Brass Roman Belt Buckle
Price: $15.95
Order Recieved: June 13th, 2003

Harbor Freight Hand Punch

Originally posted by Quintus Aulus.

This little tool can serve well with most armorers. While not the most durable model Harbor Freight has made, this hand punch is worth its price. Remember to keep the reciept, however, as you will occasionally get one that wont last more than a week of use. I replaced mine three times before getting one that lasted, and have used it for the past year without a problem.

I have used my hand punch for small projects, such as my lamellar and brig. It works great for aluminum street signs as well as mild steel at 18g and 16g (for which it is suggested). I have yet to try it with any other type of steel, but others I have spoken with claim limited success with stainless. As I said, I would keep the reciept handy if that is your plan.

Useful for projects when a drill is inappropriate or a cleaner hole is needed. Constant use can wear your hand out and end up taking more time, but for limited use, nothing compared.

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Decordene Wireworks

Supplier: Decordene Wireworks
Order Placed: November 28th, 2002
Payment Rendered: November 29th, 2002
Payment Method: Paypal
Order Contents:

  • 1lb 316LSI Stainless Rings 18 Guage 3/16" ID
  • 1lb 316LSI Stainless Rings 18 Guage 1/4" ID
  • 2lbs Bulk Stainless Wire 18 Guage

Price: $57.45
Order Recieved: March 1st, 2003

Central Forge 15lb Anvil

I bought this little anvil as an afterthought. It turned out to be a better investment than I originally thought, but there are far better anvils out there for only a little more money.

Central Forge Throatless Shear

There are many complaints about the CF Shear among more "prestigious" (read: Able to throw more money at the problem) armourers. You don't have to go far to read stories of misaligned blades and a slew of other mishaps making the shear "worthless" all ending in the phrase "You get what you pay for." Well bullshit is, obviously, still free

Greece and Rome at War by Peter Connolly

Review originaly posted by Quintus Aulus.

(from the inside fold of the book cover)
"Greece and Rome at War lucidly demonstrates the face of battle in the ancient world. Covering the wars between the Greks and the Persians and the epic contest between the Romans and their most capable opponent, Hannibal, as well as organisation, tactics, armour and weapons, and much more, it brings the armies of Greece and Rome vividly to life."

This book is all of this and more. I began to get involved in Roman history in April of 2000, months before the popular movie Gladiator was released (and shortly before everyone began to develop an interest in the Roman world). This was the first title that was recommended to me. It would be years before I could find a copy, it seems that every copy the local library had was checked out and had not been returned for a few years. I now see why.


Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction by Brian Price

Brian R. Price's Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction: The 14th Century (often referred to just as ToMAR) is the book most professional armourers often refer to as the "Armourer's Bible". Though it only covers the 14th Century, it is a more complete reference on the subject than any other.


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