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buying shields and other weapons
johnk


Joined: 18 Oct 2010
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Location: St.Helens, Merseyside
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does anyone know any trusty and reliable sources for buying shields and iklwa
thanks
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Sawubona


Joined: 09 Nov 2005
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Do watch ebay. Sorry to say now, but some seller in Hawaii just offered something like fourteen shields--Not really terribly old, but certainly not tourist pieces either and he started them at only $99 each. They're out there, but you have to know what you're looking at (and for) as there's a lot of nonsense as well. The same goes for other hardware.
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johnk


Joined: 18 Oct 2010
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Location: St.Helens, Merseyside
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thankyou Saw, i have done some digging around since that post last year and managed through a work colleague in joburg to find some reputable suppliers working with local artisans, I should be able to pick up some nice stuff on my next visit

cheers

John
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Paul Bryant-Quinn


Joined: 14 Oct 2007
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I'm also very interested in acquiring a shield properly made in the traditional style (i.e. as opposed to buying a 19th century one - they usually look a bit manky). Any suggestions?
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Sawubona


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Hmm, seems the guy from Honolulu decided to offer his (30) shields again with a different approach. I guess he wasn't getting the sort of bidding he had hoped for starting them at $99 each and now is trying to sell them with the "Buy It Now" option at quite a bit higher a price. Still worth a look though perhaps for some of our dear readers, if for no other reason than to gander what a good "modern" shield can look like.
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