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Can you recommend a supplier for leather/hides?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:04 pm
by steve
Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone could suggest or recommend a supplier for leather/hides and or wire for making chain mail?
I’m living in County Dublin so somewhere near the area would be helpful but not required.

Regards


Steve.

Re: Can you recommend a supplier for leather/hides?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:18 pm
by the_power
The only place you can get leather near dublin is PJ Mooneys in the Avonbeg ind. estate off the long mile road.

They have a pretty limited selection compared to when I was shopping there first nine years ago... you might be better off buying on ebay, if you are looking for light stuff. On mail; what are you looking to achieve ? butted mail isn't very authentic, so unless you are going the full monty, and making riveted mail from wire, I'd recommend giving someone like capapie.co.uk a shout, and getting rings & riveting tongs from them. That way, you can make light authentic looking mail...

John

Re: Can you recommend a supplier for leather/hides?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:14 am
by redneckjedi
Hi Steve. You might want to try Brettun's Village for leather. Their prices seem to be pretty reasonable.

Re: Can you recommend a supplier for leather/hides?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:30 am
by RecycledViking
This is the site for leather in America: http://www.leatherunltd.com/index.html
You can get foreign shipping quotes and it may actually be cheaper overall (we sure have a lot of cows over here).

Re: Can you recommend a supplier for leather/hides?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:42 pm
by steve
Thanks for the replies guys, will let you know how i get on.