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Conical Caligae Hobnails
#16
Salve Matt,
i guess, whithout talking with my guys about that, we will need at least 4 pounds, perhaps more Big Grin
I will talk to them and gave you detailled number soon.
real Name Tobias Gabrys

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#17
Ave Matt,

please add another pound for Germany :wink:

Perhaps you might send the 'gift' wrapped in a segmentata if the hobnail production starts quick enough :lol:
Greetings from germania incognita

Heiko (Cornelius Quintus)

Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?
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#18
Quote:They're not cast- they're die forged and the shanks sheared- you can even hammer out the shanks to make them longer and pointier if you want.

Sounds very good! Just one last question - do they consist of steel or of soft iron?
This is an important question as I have found out that steel shanks
a) are difficult to clench
b) leave visible dents in the surface of my Roman anvil (modern copy)

I'm thinking of ordering 4 Pounds (or maybe even more).

Guess it is not possible to get a few specimen in advance?

Greets,
Florian
Florian Himmler (not related!)
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#19
They're non-hardened steel- but the shanks bend over easily (but not back). The best thing to do is make a peening tool like you would use for domed rivets to protect the shape- just a piece of mild steel with a shallow conical spot- that's what I do for things like this. Place that on your anvil and the surface is protected, and you can easily bend over the nail ends Big Grin
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#20
Quote:Buy 10 pounds for Legio XX, okay?
Sheez..some delegation! but I guess the rest of the legion will buy some as time goes by? I'll put in for five pounds, and maybe for five more after we discuss on Saturday fabrica.

How about...we poll everyone and see who'll buy? I would think Hibernicus and Dave Michaels would be snatching a few pounds up too?
Richard Campbell
Legio XX - Alexandria, Virginia
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#21
Quote:Sheez..some delegation! but I guess the rest of the legion will buy some as time goes by?

Yeah, you know our guys: plenty of initial enthusiasm, but darn few actually ponying up the cash in advance! Once you have the nails, though, a completely different bunch of guys will all pipe up wanting some! Heck, even the ladies should have nailed shoes, strictly speaking. We have a few potential recruits, too. They'll sell eventually! Just figure the cost per nail and mark it on the box, so you won't forget when someone wants some.

Or we could make Roger buy the, yeah, that's it!

Other units will probably get their own stocks, presumably.

See you Saturday!

Matthew
Matthew Amt (Quintus)
Legio XX, USA
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#22
do we have a price for 10 pounds?
or even for 20 or 30? I might buy a bunch if they are good quality, and hold them for later resale, but I am not out to lose money on this too. $19.80 a pound is reasonable for a pound, but not for larger orders.

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#23
I haven't asked for a final quote yet, but I was told the price would reflect the order size. If we hit the mark, then I'll get the full details and figure out whether it's cheapest to go for the bulk order and then disseminate them to everyone, or to just provide the manufacturer with 100lbs of orders to fill (I'd still handle shipping to Europe since we have to do the gift thing...).

I'll give them a call though and get the specifics- cost for 100lbs, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and work out which would be cheapest for us all.

The manufacturer does do their own sales, so it might be cheapest for those of you in the US to order direct- the 100lbs mark was just the minimum they need to actually produce the nails- if I can provide them with 100lbs of orders, as opposed to one order of 100lbs, they'll still do them.
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#24
Matt,
I'll check with everyone at Castra Romana this week-end to spread the word. There should be lots of people there at one time.
Andy Booker

Gaivs Antonivs Satvrninvs

Andronikos of Athens
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#25
Great find.

You can put me down for 2 pounds. Let me know whether we'll need to front the money first.

Thanks.
>|P. Dominus Antonius|<
Leg XX VV
Tony Dah m

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Si vis pacem, para bellum - Vegetius
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#26
Between us and George Metz, it looks like we can put in for 15 pounds. Will can this be done by individuals or is a group rate better? I don't want to have to reship these to George, who wants five pounds to himself.
Richard Campbell
Legio XX - Alexandria, Virginia
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#27
We're at about 47lbs right now- not including CF- so we're still only about half way there... but I'll call and get various quantity price quotes and post them in a day or two
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#28
Have you asked Lawrensnest or the others if they'd like to buy in supplies?
Richard Campbell
Legio XX - Alexandria, Virginia
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#29
I'll take two pounds too, I'll ask in my group
Jef Pinceel
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#30
Quote:Lawrensnest
I got an answer from Julie Brooks and she would be interested if she could see a sample. Are there any?
Richard Campbell
Legio XX - Alexandria, Virginia
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