Iron shod spades - where to buy them?

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Iron shod spades - where to buy them?

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Can anyone advice me of a good maker of 'authenti spades' - the iron shod wooden ones you see about?

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Tods Stuff
http://www.todsstuff.co.uk

Matuls
http://www.matuls.pl

A combination of Chris Anson for metalwork and Paul Bennet/ Paul Atkins and Joolz Reynolds (all PMable here) for the woodwork'd get summat nice too.
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ta mate, looked into making a couple of they a bit back. one for me and one for someone else( cant remember :$ ) was going to use ash for the wood bit.

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Thanks Phil for the links matlus has some nice stuff, I don't think the spades are badly priced either - you could pay a similar price for a modern one!

Thanks again

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Whilst we are on the subject does anyone know of any online images of spades and shovels from the period.

I have found http://www.btinternet.com/~stephen.henl ... ook6-4.jpg from 'De Re Mettalica' (1556) that shows what appears to be an all metal blade shovel. The text that acompanies this in the book says that a miners "... hoe and shovel are in no way different from the common articles, with the one they scrape up earth and sand, with the other they throw it into vessels"

Does anyone have any clear pictures of the wooden iron cladded spade or shovels?

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you mean like:-
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(Samuel Marolois 'The art of fortification' Amsterdam 1638)

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Perfick! Thanks :D
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In case anyone else is interested I forwarded the Marolois pictures to Tod and he quoted a spade would be £160 and a hoe £210.

Not cheap but you know the quality would be first class

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Do you want to have ago at the other tools you'll need
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There are a couple of US sites that give details fr making a C16th Wheelbarrow (they are collapsable too!)

http://www.mastercharlesoakley.com/wheelbarrow.html

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and

http://www.bloodandsawdust.com/sca/barrow.html

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Hello,

Thers always Geoff Piters of ECENIRON , he doesnt have a web site but usually does TORM I think is email is geoffrey@piters.fsworld.co.uk

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What's that chap's name who used to trade at TORM (Jim Saddler?). Wheelwright who has done work at Ft Nelson etc. He used to make spades
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