Boy the year is progressing quickly. It's already war season!
We are leaving for Estrella War bright and early tomorrow morning and will be back around March 4.
During this time we will be unable to ship orders that come in. All orders will be processed and shipped as soon as we return, in the order in which they were received. Orders that include items we sold out of at War or items requiring custom tasks, like custom shields or additions to in-stock shields, may take a little longer.
We thank you for your business and appreciate your understanding. If you are going to be out at the War, please stop in and say "hi". We would love to see you.
We will be heading out for Gulf Wars in Mississippi March 11.
We have revised our custom shield order pages. They now have more options and you will no longer have to order your shield basket or boss separately. We hope this will make your shield buying experience a little easier. As always, if you have any questions please call or email.
Our shipment of Low-Pro Thrusting Tips arrived while we were away, as did the Mandrake Armoury Axe Heads. We ran out of amost of the EVA foam sizes, but put our order while we were on the road so should have it back in stock next week.
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
***Our new address is***
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.