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An Alphabetical Listing of the TORM Traders
correct as of January 2023

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Alison & Hugh’s Handmade Things

Alison and Hugh Milton are Handmakers of Things: we take raw materials, quality components and a fair chunk of time, effort and experience and turn them into museum-class replicas of historical objects.

 

Whether you want furniture, chests, boxes, textile tools, belt pouches, belts, penners, musical instrument cases, historic knitted caps, beeswax candles, polish, baskets or a wooden spoon, we are your people.

 

Hugh works in wood and basket willow,  Alison works in wool, leather, beeswax, fabric and basket willow.  Basically if it doesn't easily bend it's Hugh's work, if it's flexible Alison made it.

 

We provide high quality demonstrating of historic skills including (but not limited to):

  • carpentry/woodwork/green woodworking, 

  • textiles/spinning/dyeing, 

  • leatherwork.

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Andrew Kirkham

I have over 30 years experience making historically accurate tools and domestic ironwork and some decorative work too. Everything I make is produced from the appropriate grades of steel and made to be used! I undertake commissions from individuals and groups along with museums or companies. I can also provide “have a go” blacksmith days and I have a portable forge for demonstrating. 

Find me on Facebook to see more photos and information. 

Andy Burke

I am a shoemaker specialising in footwear for use in re-enactment, theatre, historical display, live role play and what ever else you can think of! I also make bespoke modern and weddings shoes.

Armour Class

Iain Bowden is the Swordsmith and Armour Class was founded in Glasgow, Scotland over 30 years ago.

Makers of the finest quality re-enactment and sharp swords which are made of EN45 steel.

We also make scabbards and baldrics from high quality 3mm thick belting leather.

Everything covered from Roman, Dark Age through medieval and onto 17th and 18th Century swords.

Lots of products on official website and commissions undertaken.

You can also find us on Facebook. 

Badger Historic Costumes

Reproduction historical clothing of all eras for men women and children. For museums, historic sites, reenactors, interpreters and theatre. Previous clients include English Heritage, National Trust, National PortraitGallery, British Museum, many County and local museums and many many reenactors!

I also provides talk and demonstrations about clothing from a number of eras including Tudor and Victorian.

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Barrhead Leather

Traditionally tanned leathers.

Deerskin leather, buckskin, smoke-tanned, raw-hide/velum

Bespoke Reenactment Bars/The Stagger Inn
Black Raven Crafts

info@blackravencrafts.ie
www.facebook.com/Black-Raven-Crafts-496307810741702

(00353) 830211842

Bodgers Farm Pottery

Re-enactment and Historical Pottery by Kate Phillips

Over the past 20 years I have researched my love of ancient pottery, in particular the Anglo Saxon and Viking periods. Commissions have varied from bronze age beakers to Tudor candle sticks. I use various different clays to reflect different geographical areas and each pot has its own provenance. All my pottery supplied for re-enactment is designed to be used. I fire these to a much higher temperature than my potter ancestors were able to achieve resulting in far more hard-wearing pots. In addition I use modern food-safe glaze recipes and for hygienic purposes glaze the interior surfaces unless otherwise requested. Replica pottery for museum display is made as accurately as possible from historical reference research.

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The Button Queen

With over 70 years experience of selling buttons, we have 1000’s of styles available.

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Crossman Crafts

CrossmanCrafts make historic gifts and replicas for museums, interpreters and the media. We specialise in domestic wares, hygiene accessories and sewing and weaving items. We also welcome bespoke and unusual commissions covering a wide variety of historical periods and themes. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or at our website: www.crossmancrafts.co.uk

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Dixie Leathercraft

Dixie Leathercraft specialise in handstitched leather goods for discerning reenactors and archers. Our quality leather is sourced from Northampton and Frank stitches everything by hand using the traditional method, taking great pride in his work. We make a wide variety of goods, and also produce bespoke items for individuals. Please feel free to contact us with your request and we’ll help whenever we can.

Dressed to Kill

Dressed to Kill is a professional company Established 1992. We are manufacturers of quality reproduction arms and armour . 

We are also an entertainment business specialising in the medieval period.

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The Early Music Shop

earlymusicshop.com
(+44) 01274 288100

Wide selection of harps, lutes, symphonies, lyres, percussion and recorders

Elgar Shirts

We are fascinated by historical clothing and its construction. We love beautiful natural fabrics, and the functional detailing that fits each garment for its purpose.

We base our patterns on historical styles but we design them to suit 21st century people, sourcing quality fabric to ensure our products will stand the test of time.

We make these unique garments ourselves, steadily adding to our range and continuing to develop the styles we sell.

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Fine Needlework

Fine Needlework provides historically accurate embroidery designs, which can be customised or designs can be created specifically for the customer. They also stock a wide range of goldwork and metal thread supplies.

 

Rosie McKellar is the embroiderer behind Fine Needlework. Rosie trained at the Royal School of Needlework and is available for commissions, talks and teaching. 

rosie.mckellar1@gmail.com
www.fineneedlework.co.uk

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Glendon Forge

Glendon Forge is the home of the Iron Dwarf and the Copper Elf.

The Iron Dwarf is a leading UK maker of mobile solid fuel forges and fireboxes for re-enactment, bush craft and adventuring. The Iron Dwarf also supplies a wide range of specialist, antique and custom made tools for metalwork.

The Copper Elf is a brazier -maker of domestic copperware items- and a blacksmith specialising in historic reproductions of domestic wares for museums and re-enactors. The Copper Elf range covers eras from Roman to First World War.

Together the Dwarf and Elf can combine their fabricating and forging skills to make almost anything from metal.

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The Historic Games Shop

jon@thehistoricgamesshop.co.uk
www.thehistoricgamesshop.co.uk

www.facebook.com/thehistoricgamesshop
01591 610512

The Historic Games Shop specialises in European board games and dice from the Romans to the 18th century, and playing cards from the 15th century onwards. Our board games are hand-made using locally-sourced quarter sawn oak, with wooden or ceramic playing pieces, and are carefully researched to ensure accurate, playable rules and historic provenance. We specialise in reproduction chess, tables (backgammon) and hnefatafl, providing games for film, television and theatre, museums, schools and the re-enactor community. We also supply our most popular games on linen boards wholesale to shops, including to English Heritage and the National Trust. We welcome commissions and are always happy to discuss historic games at our stand at TORM or at any other time.

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Hoopy Dragon

Dark age and Norman Apparel

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Lionheart Replicas

Lionheart Replicas is a small family run business based in rural Sussex. For over 25 years we have been making replica historical pewter goods; specialising in medieval pilgrim & secular badges, dress accessories and other small items. We also carry out authentic demonstrations of medieval pilgrim badge making for heritage attractions and museums.

Lyon Leathers

Here at Lyon Leathers in Northampton, the historical town known for its handmade footwear, we are leather merchants of all types of leather hides- ranging from pigskins and goatskins all the way to natural vegetable tanned cow sides and full upholstery hides. We also offer other items closely associated with the leather world such as buckles, rivets and fittings.

 

On top of this, we also have a fully-operating manufacturing service, so once you've bought the leather we can help you bring your idea to life! We make orders both for small quantities and wholesale, including items such as buckle and strap sets, belts, small pouches, shoe soles and so on.

The Merchant Venturers

Welcome to The Merchant Venturers (International) Ltd. We sell a range of interesting and authentic quality products. Arms and armour, Glassware, and various living history equipment.

 

Merchant Venturers started out as a hobby many years ago. From selling only glass we have expanded throughout the years into a range of interesting authentic and quality products.

 

We are proud to say we have possibly the largest selection of historical glass outside the Czech Republic!. All the glass we offer are copies of originals, all authenticated and all hand blown. We find the glassblowers on our trips to the Czech to personally get to know them and see the time, skill and work that goes into creating these little treasures of glass, true works of art.

We offer you high quality products and we strive to look for authenticity of each and every single one of these items.

Many of our glass and pewter goblets have been featured in movies like Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Snow white and the Huntsman, and Hit Series like Game Of Thrones, Outlander, The Vikings, Witcher.

Besides glass we sell arms, armour, tapestries, leather goods and forged items.

 

FIX THE PLANET

We make use of a variety of natural materials to bring you our extensive collection of items. Our raw supplies are sourced ethically from renewable resources, often recycling a ’waste’ product from the meat industry and as a result preventing it from ending up in landfill. The majority of our finished products are biodegradable and/or recyclable, making a truly ecological product.

We use recycled or 100% recyclable packaging and re-use to reduce waste.

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Nash Woodcrafts - Reenactment

Mike runs an independent sawmill that processes quality native hardwoods for a variety of purposes, including wet, kiln dried and seasons woods. He says -

I’ll be bringing a selection of ‘make-it-yourself’ kits as well as more items for your reenactment needs.

I will be supplying the wood in kit form to enable people to make their own products rather than having to go and source and process the wood.

A sample list of products I will be bringing to my first The Original Reenactors Market

Shield blank kit (lime)

Sword scabbard (lime)

3 legged stool kit (ash)

4 legged stool kit (ash)

Spear handles (ash)

Axe and mace handles (ash)

Knife and sword handles ( beech,walnut,elm and yew)

Spoon and ladle blanks (lime, alder and beech)

Carving blanks (beech,alder and lime)

If you are after anything else drop me a message to discuss

Checkout my Facebook page for more information and any questions.