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Reenactment Vendors

Post by Drew Maynard » 11 Jan 2006 21:34

Gents, Ladies:

This sticky' post will have website addresses of reenactment suppliers, please feel free to add, then i'll comp it up into a proper list. Please list the Geographical location so it's relevant to those looking for a vendor.

eg

1944 Militaria (USA) http://www.1944militaria.com

Acme Imports (USA) http://www.acmeimportsintl.com

ANT-Z Militaria (China) http://www.antzmilitary.com

Armia Militaria (USA) http://www.armiam.com

Armorcast (USA) http://www.sonic.net/~timdp/

At the Front Militaria (USA) http://www.atthefront.com

Bayonet Inc. (USA) http://www.bayonetinc.com

Bill Bureau's Militaria (USA) http://www.stby.com/bbm/index.htm

Blitz Militaria (USA) http://www.blitzmilitaria.com

Brandenburg Historica (USA) http://www.brandenburghistorica.com

BRP Guns (USA) http://www.brpguns.com

Bunker Militaria (USA) http://www.bunkermilitaria.com

Capt Zak's Supply Depot (USA) http://www.captzak.com

Castle Keep Ltd. (USA) http://www.reenact.com

Collector's Source (Canada) http://www.collectorssource.com

Collect Russia (USA) http://www.collectrussia.com

Der Zeugwart (Germany) http://www.zeugwart.com

Dutchie's Militaria (USA) http://www.dutchiesmilitaria.com

Epic Militaria (UK) http://www.epicmilitaria.com

Gavin Militaria (China) http://www.gavinmilitaria.com

GD-43 (USA) http://www.gd43.com

G-MAX (Canada) http://www.gmaxtailoring.com

Grigsby Militaria (USA) http://www.grigsbymilitaria.com

Hessian Antique (USA) http://www.hessenantique.com

International Military Antiques (USA) http://www.ima-usa.com

Kriegphoto (USA) http://www.kriegphoto.com

Landser (USA) http://www.landser.com

Michael Lohmann (Germany) http://www.lomax-militaria.de/de/

Lost Battalions (USA) http://www.lostbattalions.com

Militaria-net (UK) http://www.militaria-net.co.uk

Militaria Onilne (USA) http://www.militariaonline.com

Military Tour (Canada) http://www.militarytour.com

On the March (USA) http://www.on-the-march.com/

Ostfront (USA) http://www.ostfront.com

Panther Store (Czechoslovakia) http://www.panther-store.cz/en

Pocket Trash (USA) http://www.pockettrash.com

Phil's Militaria: http://www.philsmilitaria.com

Quarterdeck Militaria (Australia) http://www.quarterdeckmilitaria.com.au/

Quartermaster Militaria (USA) http://members.aol.com/QMmilitaria/QM.html

Reenactorstuff (World Wide Auctions) http://www.reenactorstuff.com

Relics of the Reich (USA) http://www.relicsofthereich.com

Reddick Militaria (USA) http://www.reddickmilitaria.com

Richard A. Underwood (England) http://www.richardaunderwood.com

SARCO inc. (USA) http://www.sarcoinc.com

Schipperfabrik (USA) http://www.schipperfabrik.com/

Schuster (Russia) http://www.schuster.ru

Siegmund Stephan (Germany) http://www.stephan.de

SM Wholesale (USA) http://www.smwholesale.com

Soldat (USA) http://www.soldatfhq.com

Soldbuch web (USA) http://www.soldbuchweb.com

Soldier of Fortune Military (UK) http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk

Stahladler (Canada) http://www.stahladler.com

Stahlhelm-Werke (USA) http://www.german-helmets.com/Stahlhelm ... indexb.htm

Stewarts Military Antiques (USA) http://www.stewartsmilitaryantiques.com/index.php

The Sutler's Store (Australia) http://www.thesutlersstore.com/

The Ruptured Duck (USA) http://www.therupturedduck.com

Thuringen Militaria (Europe) http://www.thuringenmilitaria.com

Trident Military (USA) http://www.tridentmilitary.com

Traders of the Lost Surplus (USA) http://www.totls.com

Third Reich Depot (USA) http://www.thirdreichdepot.com

TNW Firearms inc. (USA) http://www.tnwfirearms.com

Wehrmacht & US Militaria (Germany) http://www.feldbluse.de

Wephaus (USA) http://www.wephaus.com

What Price Glory (USA) http://www.whatpriceglory.com

World Wide Militaira (USA) http://www.wwmeinc.com/

WW2 Militaria (Hong Kong) http://www.ww2militaria-kcs.com

WW2 Newsletter (United States) http://www.1944newsletter.com

-edited august 3, 2010
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Post by Drew Maynard » 23 Feb 2006 15:46

We won't split the list up just keep it simple and alphabetical. As for listing the details of what each website sells, negative to that too- stock changes, company direction and the listing alone would never be complete.

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Post by Mark the medic » 23 Feb 2006 20:13

Hello,

it was me who asked for what each vender sells sorry for any confusion I did not mean full list of what they sell, that would be very silly and not pratical, just if they sell repro uniforms and what nationality (british / German or American), or either origional uniforms or medles ect.

Example: Solder of Fortune: WW2 repro uniforms, medels and equipment of all nationalities.

Dont think that would be too complicated to do.

Mark

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Post by KarmaTiger » 06 Oct 2007 10:29

I ordered a shoulder strap from 1944shop.com - the site represented it as an accurate reproduction.

When it arrived I discovered it had large metal hardware, and modern chromed snaps in the middle of the D ring belt loops that didn't exist at all on the originals. Because of the way the loops were riveted, they could not be repositioned thus the snaps can't be hidden.

I emailed the company to express my disappointment, and mentioned how the strap was far from accurate - in fact useless for any re-enactor or film wardrobe. Their response? Not "Return it for a refund" or "we're sorry to hear you're unsatisfied", but simply "hope you find something better."

So I let them know I'd mention their poor customer service on forums like these, lest others experience similar misrepresentation of product and poor customer service from them. To which they replied "please do not start all these 'I will tell everybody that and that' its sounds so silly"

In short, product presented as replica is far from it, and customer service is severely lacking. Buy from 1944shop.com at your own risk.

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Post by smoom » 24 Oct 2007 19:42

great post, thanks Tiger, but i think http://www.militariaonline.com based on UK. :D

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Re: Reenactment Vendors

Post by Vilix » 12 Jul 2008 19:25

I've bought all my uniforms jackboots from Lost Battalions, and and my equipment from 1944 Militaria. I can say that I've been extremely impressed (both in product and service) by both. Buy with confidence.

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Re: Reenactment Vendors

Post by Dieter » 13 Nov 2008 14:29

:? Has anyone had any difficulty contacting or transacting business with Der Stahladler over the past month?
The reason I ask is that I have a couple of orders that I've been waiting for, one from May and the other from August, neither of which has arrived. In the May order, Chen sent the wrong item & failed to ship another item to Wilibald, and my August order hasn't arrived yet, either.
I've ordered from Der Stahladler in the past with excellent results, and have been wanting to order yet another item, but he hasn't replied to my e-mails and I'm getting concerned. Has he perhaps gone on vacation or had a family emergency or is having health issues? In any event, I'd like to know if he's OK, because it's uncharacteristic of him to break off contact like this (and I really LIKE doing business with him). 8O

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Re: Reenactment Vendors

Post by pirschen » 13 Nov 2008 14:49

Dieter wrote::? Has anyone had any difficulty contacting or transacting business with Der Stahladler over the past month?
The reason I ask is that I have a couple of orders that I've been waiting for, one from May and the other from August, neither of which has arrived. In the May order, Chen sent the wrong item & failed to ship another item to Wilibald, and my August order hasn't arrived yet, either.
I've ordered from Der Stahladler in the past with excellent results, and have been wanting to order yet another item, but he hasn't replied to my e-mails and I'm getting concerned. Has he perhaps gone on vacation or had a family emergency or is having health issues? In any event, I'd like to know if he's OK, because it's uncharacteristic of him to break off contact like this (and I really LIKE doing business with him). 8O


So sorry sir
because on August and Sep, I fired out some bad workers,so almost August and Sep order be delay, and I just know Michel is busy on OCT, and the parcels had be sent to him on Oct, I think Michel must have not at home, now is Drew contact me. , I think Michel will send it to you soon.
and if you got wrong items, just let me know sir, for my mistake, I will send you replacement.
so sorry for delay.
Chen

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Re: Reenactment Vendors

Post by Holz » 13 Nov 2008 16:55

Dieter wrote::? Has anyone had any difficulty contacting or transacting business with Der Stahladler over the past month?
The reason I ask is that I have a couple of orders that I've been waiting for, one from May and the other from August, neither of which has arrived. In the May order, Chen sent the wrong item & failed to ship another item to Wilibald, and my August order hasn't arrived yet, either.
I've ordered from Der Stahladler in the past with excellent results, and have been wanting to order yet another item, but he hasn't replied to my e-mails and I'm getting concerned. Has he perhaps gone on vacation or had a family emergency or is having health issues? In any event, I'd like to know if he's OK, because it's uncharacteristic of him to break off contact like this (and I really LIKE doing business with him). 8O


I've had the same issue.

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Re: Reenactment Vendors

Post by Der Freiwillige » 20 Nov 2008 16:14

Hi Guys,

I must say initially I had decent communication with Michel Gibault, and I ordered a total package for a Allgemeine SS set with all uniform and insignia included (the works). We reached a total price and to be honest, I was very very imporessed with the quality he offers.
However, since a few weeks I have sent reminders to find out where we are and how this order will eventually be processed. Unfortunately with little or no response...
I have ni coue what's happening. I only know Michel was following some course at some university and was not always in the possibility to reply promptly.
But now there's nothing but a automatic reply that the Hauptmeister will get back as soon as possible. Only, nothing happens and it stays deafiningly quiet!
I am starting to wonder what's happened to him and the company. I have other sellers like Epic Militaria and Achtung-Blitzkrieg.com in the UK. Would hate to turn away from Stahadler though because of the quality he offers, but again, there's a limit to every patience, including yours truly...
I really hope he'll get back to me soon... Sent him another reminder today. Keeping my fingers crossed! If anyone has info on him, I'd appreciate to hear that. Cheers! Der Freiwillige, Mechele, Belgium

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Re: Reenactment Vendors

Post by Dieter » 20 Nov 2008 17:53

Freiwillige vom Mechele und gute kamerad Holz,
I just received an e-mail from Michel the other day, and 2 of my items have just arrived at his business location (home), and are currently in the process of being shipped to me in the United States.
His supplier had some difficulties overthe past couple of months (see the posting from Pirchen above), but apparently those issues have finally been resolved.
As for Michel, he is attending college and has left his wife to "take care of the fort", which has added to the delays. You are quite correct, there IS a limit to patience, but I'm certain that we'll all be pleased when we finally receive our orders.
In the meantime, I'll keep remembering a bumper sticker my sister has on her car which reads, "Always late, but worth the wait!" :)

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Re: Reenactment Vendors

Post by Der Freiwillige » 20 Nov 2008 19:06

Lieber Dieter,
Many thanks for your encouraging words. As I said before, I do believe that the products from Der Stahladler are qualitywise way on top of that of many other manufacturers. But it is a pity mails are not being answered with a fraction more agility. If you're running a business, keeping the client tied to your company is essential, even if this requires a special effort. Sending a sign of life is not too much asked I would have thought, and that's what's a bit disappointing right now. If Michel can reply to you (a few days ago) I wonder why he can't do the same to me. He knows I am very keen on getting him taking care of my rather considerable order, but looking back to the starting date of the finalized order, I must say we've already progressed quite some weeks without anything moving. If he would give me some sort of reason why I'd be happy to sweat it out in the meantime. I am fully aware not to be his only client but frankly, it's not the client's problem if a company struggles with employees and/or suppliers. A client should never have to experience the fall out of that. Anyway, after you post, I just breath a heavy sigh and continue to be patient, checking my mailbox to see something has floated in from Der Hauptmeister (if he's not degraded in the meantime... :P )
Cheers mate! Der Frewiligge - Mechelen (forgot the last letter last time!) in Flanders, Belgium

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Post by Dieter » 20 Nov 2008 19:15

Der Freiwillige wrote:...Anyway, after your post, I just breath a heavy sigh and continue to be patient, checking my mailbox to see something has floated in from Der Hauptmeister...



I refer to the practice as "playing mailbox Vulture". :wink:

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Re: Reenactment Vendors

Post by Gerst » 06 Mar 2009 18:20

Gentlemen:

Please permit me to add myself to your list of vendors. While I do not have a website, I have become quite active in the area of ribbon bars and medal bars. I have been buying and ordering both genuine and reproduction brackets, ribbons and devices and I am very well stocked to meet your needs.

I try to use genuine "parts" as much as possible and most of my post-war matrials are German-made. These cost me more, but the quality is excellent.

I have almost all of the post 1933 ribbons, in boith the 15mm and 25mm width, and I am now upgrading my stock of WWI ribbons and devices. In fact I have a number of these coming in next week.

For those of you who collect "personality bars," my capabilities in this are are growing almost every day.

I have a 100% satisfaction policy and I will repair or replace any bar, even if it is broken by the user in the field.

You will not be disappointed.

Thanks for allowing me to serve you.

Arnim (Gerst) Gerstenmeier

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