The merchant roll is a list of vetted, reputable merchants and artisans with secure web check outs and reliable merchandise. I am not sponsored or endorsed by anyone, and none of these are affiliate links. I just know and like most of them, or have had them referred to me by people I trust.
“Historically Inspired Armor for the Sports Minded Enthusiast”
“We Sew History!” Clothing and arming garments.
The gold standard in sharp and blunt medieval swords.
A living-history and reenactment shop selling a variety of goods and clothing. Also caters to stage performers and film needs.
Primarily handmade shoes, and other medieval and renaissance items.
Stock sized medieval armor and clothing.
Armour and Castings
Medieval accessories, castings (belt fitting etc), leather work, and armor.
A variety of goods, though keep an eye out for authenticity, they cater to LARPs (from SCA to fantasy), the renaissance fair crowd, etc.; too.
Art of Steel
14th to 16th century plate armor and related products. No native English translation, though Google’s website translator is intelligible.
B.Black & Sons
Wholesale wool fabric by the yard.
Wool yarn, roving and other fine products.
Blood & Iron
Historical reproduction and inspired jewelry.
Boots by Bohemond
My personal favorite maker of turnshoes and boots. Also sells good pouches and other leather goods.
High quality mail armor and accessories.
A myriad of medieval sundries, accessories, and tools.
Swords and rapiers, arms and armor, jousting equipment, local cut work, and limited heat treating.
Primarily custom, made-to-order arms, armor, and leatherwork. Limited stock items.
Fabric Wholesale Direct
Fabrics of all kind, from novelty to silks. I can vouch for their linen, it’s affordable, good quality, and is a prompt delivery. I can personally vouche for their linen.
A playground of fiber arts supplies from woolen, silk, blended, and hand-woven fabrics to wool yard, sewing thread, sock & felt wool, dying plants, accessories, etc.; must-have textiles, not only for reeanctors.
Metal accessories and brass castings designed on historical resources.
“bespoke armour for collectors, re-enactors, museums and living historians.”
Medieval jewelry, buckles, belts, and fittings.
My absolute favorite store for 14th and 15th century male clothing and arming garments.
Custom and stock plate armor for the steel combat crowd (ACW, HMB, IMCF), also SCA use.
“Custom SCA helms for all levels of fighters.”
Kult of Athena
An emporium of medieval items from armor to camp gear in stock (beware the fantasy stuff.)
Top notch belts and knight’s girdles; accessories for belts, armor, and clothing; sundries.
Historical Clothes and Equipment
“A large selection of 1st -18th century clothing, furniture and many other historical products.”
Nadler Metal Crafts, Inc.
HMB, IMCF, ACS, ACLW, and SCA style Medieval Armoured Fighting Sports equipment.
HEMA equipment, training weapons, and more.
Primarily archery supplies, with arming clothes and other accessories to offer.
Raymond’s Quiet Press
“Historical recreations from jewelry to helms.”
Wool, silk, linen, cotton, trims, lace, buttons, and patterns.
Authentic medieval clothing and accessories for portrayals of Viking personas thought early Renaissance.
Fine fabrics, including natural silk, long staple linen, and historically patterned textiles such as damasks and brocades made to documentary sources. Silk and linen haberdashery and quality corsets supplied too.
SPES Medieval Market
“A large choice of articles related to medieval reenactment.”
Manufacturer of made-by-measures armor and clothing.
“Historical swords, weapons, armor, and world antiques.”
Jewelry and cast accessories.
“‘The English Cutler’ provides a wide range of handmade medieval reproduction goods of excellent quality at exceptional prices.”
“Accurate and detailed historical reproduction crossbows, sword scabbards, swords, daggers and other medieval weapons, and artefacts”
“Medieval and renaissance shoes and reproductions.”
Jeff Wasson is an artist who specializes in making historical reproductions of medieval armor.
Armor and accessories for medieval re-enactment and SCA.
Armor, jewelry, leather work, weapons & others. Armor is geared towards Bohurt.
Ylva The Red
A small team of medieval-enthusiasts, based in the northern Melbourne suburbs, focused on the creation of historical and historically-inspired clothing and supplies.
Links which have been good in the past, but were broken at the last update. If they are still broken during the next roundup they’ll be removed permanently.