15th C pliers

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15th C pliers

Postby Lonestan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:22 pm

I don't know much about tools in the 15th Century, but I'm assuming they had something akin to pliers - pliers are such a useful tool that I can't believe they haven't existed for centuries, if not millennia! Does anyone know who/where to source some 15th C pliers (or something akin), please?


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Re: 15th C pliers

Postby The_Maille_Tailor » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:24 pm

Pliers, or at least their longer cousins tongs, can be traced back to the iron age.

Have you tried googling 'Medieval armourer' or looking up armouring books on Amazon?

I have some sources somewhere, and can dig them out if you're interested?

Failing that, I'm sure there's a smith at TORM who makes pliers for a reasonable price.


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Re: 15th C pliers

Postby Vermin » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:26 pm

Andy Kirkham - normally at TORM - makes authenti pliers and tools



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Postby The_Maille_Tailor » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:53 pm

That's the fella! lol


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Re: 15th C pliers

Postby steven pole » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:07 pm

Red Dog Forge made some bespoke pliers for me to use for my leatherwork reenactment tool kit.



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Re: 15th C pliers

Postby Lonestan » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:26 am

You know what, Steven, that's just what I want them for too!
Thanks for the advice, all!


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Postby steven pole » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:07 pm

Good man. :-) Here is a pic of my lovely pliers.
rsz_15th_century_pliers.jpg



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Postby lucy the tudor » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:31 pm

Jason from Wieland also makes nice ones


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Re: 15th C pliers

Postby BYDAND » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:10 am

Hope you don't mind my enquiring Lucy, but I tried to look at Jason's website after meeting him at the ILHF and I couldn't access it. do you know if there has been a problem with his website at all?

He had some really good stock at the fair and I was hoping to get a better look at what he is working on.


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Re: 15th C pliers

Postby Merlon. » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:26 am

His website is working fine for me.



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Postby lucy the tudor » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:13 pm

Try

http://www.wielandforge.co.uk/index.php/site/

it is working for me OK, and perfectly happy to be asked Bydand, Jason is a friend, and a brilliant craftsman, happy to send anyone his way for both reasons.


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Re: 15th C pliers

Postby Bittersweet » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:29 am

Link works for me too :D
But it's very slow loading...don't know if it's the web page or my computer slowing it down.


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Re: 15th C pliers

Postby Tod » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:14 am

Vermin wrote:Andy Kirkham - normally at TORM - makes authenti pliers and tools

He made mine years ago, they are better than my modern ones and exactly what I ordered. I'd also recommend Wieland Forge who has made some fantastic items for me recently.




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