We arrived back home Friday evening; travel weary and ill. While we enjoyed our time at Gulf Wars visiting with our friends and putting faces to the names we see on the website orders, it is good to be home after soooooo long on the road. After taking a couple of days to rest enough to get over the worst of our colds we are starting in on processing our outstanding orders.
Since illness prevented us from unloading the trailer over the weekend, tomorrow we will be shipping out those items that don't need to come off the trailer. Tuesday we will ship out those items that we brought back from war. Anything that requires custom work (sewing in gloves on gauntlets or scalloping bosses) will take a couple of days. Custom shield orders have been proccessed and are ready to go to the build station. We should be able to have all of the standard metal shields out in 7-10 business days or less. Since we used what was left of our premium aluminum before war, we had to put in an order for it while we were on the road. The order is not expected to arrive for a week so those shields will take a little longer.
If you ordered something that we ran out of at war we will notify you individually.
As always, we sincerely appreciate your patience while we are on the road and during the aftermath of our return.
(Yes, we ran out of Two-Handed Thrusting Tips at the war. They are on order but it will be roughly 4 weeks before they come in. We will put a notice here on the home page when they arrive.)
Please Read: We have made some adjustments to how the website uses the shipping calculator, so rates should be a little closer to actuality; at least for small packages. We are still working through developing a rate table for larger packages, like shields and helmets. Due to the huge variation in shield sizes this will take some time. Please bear with us and remember that we charge the actual retail shipping rate plus a small handling fee. Fee rates vary depending on the item(s) being shipped. Please review our Shipping and Returns page for more information.
Even with our changes, the shipping rates in the USPS rate calculator do not take into consideration if an item can go flat rate or not. We always use the most cost-effective method. Usual shipping cost for a thrusting tip is around $8.75 via Priority Mail, not the $14 or so the calculator will quote.
We thank you for your continued patronage and support and wish you all the best 2013 has to offer.
NEW ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER
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PO Box 2350
Snowflake, AZ 85937
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The Earl Marshal of the SCA has chosen the Mandrake Armory 2 Handed Thrusting Tip as the first legal 2" tip for use on fiberglass spears. It is important that you speak to your local group Marshal as to whether they will be legal in your area before you spend your hard-earned money. Some SCA Kingdoms may choose not to make these legal in their combat, so please be sure before you order something you may not be allowed to use.
Are you in need of a new shield but don't want to wait 7-10 days for the building of a custom shield? Take a look at what we have In Stock
Our event calendar for this year will include all the usual suspects: Estrella War, Gulf Wars, Lilies, Pennsic, and Great Western War. We hope to see you out there.