The Texian Legacy Association
Sutlers and Such
When I started down the living history trail, I didn't exactly know how to
get ahold of the folks selling some of the neat accoutrements that I saw at some
of the events. While this list is nowhere near a complete one, it might give you
a place to start.
Now, I don't have stock in any of these companies and they don't pay me to
advertise their wares. In return, I don't take any responsibility for their
goods, actions or policies. It's an arrangement we're all happy with. As usual,
I do reserve the right to comment on any of the companies that I've dealt with.
If I get numerous complaints on any one company, they will be gone off these
pages as sure as the wild goose in winter. If you would like to see a particular
sutler listed here, let me know
. Also please remember: Anything handcrafted, especially made to order,
takes time. It isn't any faster now than it was then to make this stuff... if
time is a concern, ask the sutler or craftsman for a shipping date estimate.
One Stop Shopping - Clothes, Boots and Accoutrements - Tents, Tipis, Tipees and Teepees - Animal Parts - Pipestone & Pottery - Weavers, Fabrics, and such - Blacksmiths - Other
Goods & Miscellaneous
- One Stop
- TLA Featured Sutler:
Col. Jerry Tubbs,
Prop. (T.L.A. Member)
10970 Firecreek Dr. , Houston TX 77043
668-5068 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
of quality goods at reasonable prices for all your reenacting needs.
Emphasis on Texas Rev goods. Comments we have heard about him:
knowledgeable and accurate; knows where to get stuff; is fair to a fault and
is always willing to help new folks. I think he would be a good place to
send anyone with questions about clothes, etc." "...helping folks out who
have really given a lot to the field and newbies that need a place to start.
Jerry is fair and is quick to recommend other sutlers when they have a
better deal. He's also quick to direct folks to trusted sources for custom
Primitive Arms, Inc.
P.O. Box 90524
"Primitive Arms is owned and operated by
Bob and Myrna Miller and nicer folks you will not find. They have an
extensive inventory of trade goods and they are one of the few places I've
found to buy high quality wooden barrels. Their catalog is $2 and should be
a standard catalog around any buckskinners lodge."
P.O. Box 32
Normantown, WV 25267
"I've done quite a bit of business with these folks,
including buying a 10'x10' wall tent from them, and have always been pleased
with the results. They're real nice folks, to boot!! Their catalog is $2 and
worth it. Or, you can download their catalog as an Adobe .pdf file from
Crazy Crow Trading Post
Mercury Supply Company
These folks are primarily
Civil War sutlers, but they have quite a few things the Tex. Rev. folks can
use and they're good folks to deal with.
Mountaintop Trading Co.
Mountain Bushcraft Goods List
Dixie Gun Works, Inc.
Union City, TN 38281
These folks are the
originals! They have every sort of black powder/muzzleloading supplies
imaginable, along with all kinds of other unique and interesting "stuff".
Their catalog is $5, but worth every penny, if only for the reference
material in the back.
Jas. Townsend & Son, Inc.
133 North First
P.O. Box 415
Pierceton, IN 46562
Mostly American Revolution and French & Indian War, but
some stuff didn't change much or at all; a good source for lots of camp
- Clothes, Boots and Accoutrements:
222 Sidney Baker South Suite 223
Phone (830) 997-5793 Fax (830) 896-4034
Mexican, Texas Navy,
and 1836 Texas Army buttons... and I'd never seen a glass powder horn before
Amazon Vinegar & Pickling Works Drygoods
Davenport, IA 52803-3760
have a LOT of patterns for 18th & 19th century clothes"
& Shoe Co.
951 Burr Crossing Rd.
Neosho, MO 64850
"I was turned on to these folks by the staff at a historical
site in west Texas and after seeing their catalog, I was even more
impressed. I haven't ordered anything yet, but hope to soon." -
309 382 2728
was at alamo 169 and had a great time. I make custom clothing 1770-1790 and
1818-1838. Thanks for your help.
904 287 0786
Quartermasterdepot.com: uniforms and equipment by DANIEL
MANUFACTURING, CO. reproducing custom historical clothing for 25 years. Time
periods include, 1830s-1840s, civil war, Spanish American war and now
American revolutionary war uniforms and WWII PX items, including original
and reproduction items. (Note: as of 29 Oct 06 the website is still new
enough to not have pics up yet of most of the merchandise, but the
descriptions in the Seminole Wars section look promising...)
- www.maggiemayfashions.com Maggie May's Historic Clothing-
Specializing in Authentic Museum Quality Clothing for Ladies and Children
from 1750-1950. 1830s era undergarments, bonnets, day dresses, and ball
gowns available. Maggie May's offers both custom design and ready made
clothing. All garments are one of a kind and hand made in the USA. Be sure
to visit the Costume History Pages to learn more about historical clothing!
Tipis, Tipees and Teepees:
Conway, NH 03818
Phone: (603) 447- 2344 Fax: (603)
For a catalog, please send your address and $2.00.
folks make "authentic tents from vikings to WWII".
Nomadics Tipi Makers
Snow Creek Road
Bend, Oregon 97701
Don Strinz Tipi
Hi, My name is Barry
Moffitt and I am a buckskinner from Lubbock, TX. You have a wonderful
website with alot of great stores. I have done business with several of
these fine people. I just wanted to recommend a tipi and tent maker. I have
a tent and a tepee and several covers he made and I have purchased several
other things from his store. I am completely satisfied with every thing Don
has made for me. The company is Don Strinz Tipi. The web site is http://www.strinztipi.com/
- Animal Parts (hides, hooves, bones and everything
PO Box 2841
Deerskin seconds at rock bottom prices.
735 Mount Rushmore Road
Custer, South Dakota 57730
skin and bone stuff but he has everything. I've bought a lot of misc. stuff
from them and they're good people. The last two years I've bought 10 coon
tails and a couple of coyote faces to give to kids during the Texas
Independance Day Parade. Give it a look..... Terry
P.O. Box 24
Poyen, Arkansas 72128
Sheridan, CA 95681
500 Metuchen Road
Plainfield, NJ 07080
- Pipestone & Pottery
Gems by Jak
Ihlen, MN 56140
3802 Eugene Ct.
Irving, Tx 75062
214-629-1902 Feel free to call during business
hours, central time
Steve Sprinkle does some of the best jugs and
mugs you'll find... and plates, and candleholders, and... just get to his
shop before Jim's mom does, or he won't have anything colored green to show
- Weavers, Fabrics, and such
304 W. Main
La Porte, Texas
(713) 470-0108 or (800) 640-8991
"This place is run by
Cameron E. and Clarice Shanks and Donna Rae Harris and you talk about some
neat folks! They know more about period weaving than I care to even think
about. They have everything you need for weaving pert'near anything. From
classes to looms they have it all. They are truly "good folks", too. E-mail
them at The Upstairs Studio
or call toll free at 1-800-640-8991."
Wooded Hamlet Designs
now part of Needle and Thread
2215 Fairfield Road
phone: 717-334-4011 fax:717-334-1819
Mon., Wed., & Thur:
9:30 to 6:00, Friday 9:30 to 8:00 in the eve., Saturday , 9:30 to 5:00 These
folks advertise accoutrements for your clothing project: trims, twills,
buttons, ribbons, lace, beltings, and other embellishments in period correct
111 Trinity Street
specialize in period correct cloth for living historians for just about any
time period, mainly emphasizing in 18th century and early 19th century. We
are in the process of building a website, but it is up and running now (28
Oct 06 - W.), though we are still trying to get it loaded. However, most of
our customers order by phone or email.
Thank you for your kind
consideration, and if you would like a reference you can contact Steve
Sprinkle. We count him as a friend and he has seen our set-up at
reenactments several times.
Dennis and Peggy
305 E. Main
Bellville, Texas 77418
I met Cowboy Szymanski at an event, and his handcrafted knives are
impressive. He also makes fire tools, coffee pot tippers ("coffee monkeys")
and anything else you could want. Email him at email@example.com or by mail
at the above address for more info.
1012 N. Robinson
Cleburne, Texas 76031
Sam Keller has been 'smithing since 1956, just not
all the time. He has been building Camp gear since 1998, selling at Black
Powder Rendezvous from Texas to Kansas. The link is for his catalog, which
shows a small sampling of what he builds. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Oher Goods & Miscellaneous
Historical Document Reproductions Inc
P. O. Box
Jasper, Texas 75951
These folks carry
reproductions of Travis' Letter from the Alamo and the Texas Declaration of
Independence. A little on the pricey side, but nifty.
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