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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:25 am 
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Hello folks;
Having been trawling around on the net with little result, I thought it would be nice to have a thread to list the people who make reproduction items of SOE or OSS equipment. A re-enactor friendly directory if you will.

This could include edged weapons, PE or 808 sticks, other det items like time pencils etc.

Obviously most recently posting have been Macdonald Armourie. They have FS knives, Smatchet and lapel daggers.

I think there was someone doing an SOE folding knife lookalike?

Any more?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 21:17 pm 
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Hi Matt
Dont forget.
I make jump suits and helmets.In cammo and white.All pockets and details correct copied direct from my original.
pegasus-drive@sky.com for details or more pics.
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Yeah sorry Frank! :D Indeed this thread should include the kit of clothing they would have worn.
Do you know if SOE's agent Walter Fletcher was dropped into any occupied terriroties, when coming up with his financial deals, in which case I might consider a suit! I suspect he was too heavy and relied on beach landings!
He must have done ok, knighthood an MP and CBE post war. Apparently when at Charterhouse School pre war he'd won the 100yd dash at 19 stone :D


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Mac on here makes some nice SOE bits
http://www.historicalfencing.org/Macdonaldacademy

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Cheers for the mention Peter :D

Here's the best page to find my FS knives, smatchet and SOE/OSS weapons -

http://www.macdonaldarms.com/armoury/WW2.php

Other repros are of course so covert that they can only be discovered via direct contact ;)

Also happy to undertake custom orders of any kind.

Standing by!

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Mac, superb site. Have sent you email :D


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Communication received Sir!

Standing by for further orders :)

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Andy Kirkham in Sheffield makes assorted pieces of SOE kit including tyre slashers, smatchets, FS, and some more of the esoteric bits too. Also does a nice smock, toggle rope and similiar things. He's a trained blacksmith and can do any metalwork-he does a lot of Medieval stuff (must have 30 plus arrow heads from him, wool shears, a surgeons scalpel, fleam and clyster). He doesn't have a web presence but if you visit the big reenactor markets he's there.

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Thanks Andy T, that is very interesting to know. As he doesn't have a web presence could you PM me with details on how to contact him. As I also live in Yorkshire it wouldn't be too hard a journey to drop in to Sheffield if he has items for sale. I take it he doesn't have a shop as such?
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Ha ha...

1, Made umpteen detonators....
Ally tube from a model shop.... hacksaw... grinder.... metal putty..... aluminium paint.

Oh and you can put a little popper in it from a cracker and wack it one ... it will go bang.

2. half way there.... GC or CE blocks
Marzipan, Board from an old Boxfile cut to shape with hole for primer

3. Dry GC or PE primers... Corks stopper with hole for the detonator... umpteen coats of black paint and spray lacquer.#Fits onto 2 above and also accepte 1 above

1 plus 2 plus 3 is a pretty good assembly

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Plaster looks better in the GC slabs and Marzipan in the CE

Gelignite sticks.... No problem
808 .... looked good but visit to Parham means I need to red othem a much paler finish

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Think I have sorted the 808 now.
DETCORD ok, DETONATORS ok


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Caltrops etc here... look good to me and very good prices. Left an email message asking for a ring back and recieved one within 10 minutes! Brilliant telephone service, can't fault the company. 10/10

http://www.dugup.co.uk/ware13/wh13_page_2.htm

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Hello there,

Found this thread and after meeting Andy last weekend, thought you maybe interested in his website. I remember meeting him a few times at TORM, where he had some SOE bits for sale that he makes. Lovely chap, and very knowledgeable, esp when it cam to ID'ing a post war Dennison smock for me.

http://andrew-kirkham.zapd.com/andrew-kirkham


Regards,

Keith








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Andy Kirkham in Sheffield makes assorted pieces of SOE kit including tyre slashers, smatchets, FS, and some more of the esoteric bits too. Also does a nice smock, toggle rope and similiar things. He's a trained blacksmith and can do any metalwork-he does a lot of Medieval stuff (must have 30 plus arrow heads from him, wool shears, a surgeons scalpel, fleam and clyster). He doesn't have a web presence but if you visit the big reenactor markets he's there.

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