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retter
02-02-2009, 04:40 PM
I received an email alert from Milk Creek Sutlers that they were going to have a new surgeons amputating kit available around the middle of this month. It was to sell for about $1400. There are no pictures on the site yet but they should be up soon. Then I happened to check Two Flags sutlery and lo and behold they too are offering an amputation kit. Theirs is going for $1600. The picture of it on their site looks like an Archer kit. Milk Creek may also be selling individual pieces for those that don't need a complete set. It would be interesting to see the quality of the kit as their pocket kits were of a lower level than Archers.

bgent
02-02-2009, 08:55 PM
I found some of my sites but have to search for it that has a kit for about 259

http://www.gettysburgsutler.com/product%20web%20pages/medicalrga.htm

http://www.twoflagssutlery.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=16&zenid=52bdc0a161d7e9cb125aad141ae70d6a

http://www.gggodwin.com/cartgenie/prodList.asp?pg=1&scat=44&sflag=0&brand=&pgSize=&pgMode=&pgSort=0

NoahBriggs
02-02-2009, 09:38 PM
I'd be suspicious of a kit that's $259.

Godwin sells 18th century materials.

and Gettysburg sutler is only good for the stethoscope and even then, overpriced. $25 I had to pay.

anybody have spare tenacula I could buy?

bgent
02-03-2009, 01:34 AM
maybe check a vet surgical site

Regular DOC
02-03-2009, 06:59 AM
Unfortunatly for some of us the 1400-1600 is about as much as we can afford.

Noah

Bohemian has Tenacula for sale I believe.

Would any of Goodwins stuff still pass for us? The bone saws appear to be the same basic design. It would be a cheeper route if I could buy the individual instruments. I borrow currently.

Regular DOC
02-03-2009, 07:08 AM
Okay is it me or did Bohemian bring the price down for theirs?

http://www.civilwarmedbooks.com/Amputating%20Kit.idc

NoahBriggs
02-03-2009, 07:34 AM
No, Bohemian's is still the same from when I tried to buy one back in 05.


I would not get Godwin materials unless you were portraying some one real old - Benjamin Rush days-old, or you were a merchant trying to foist the instruments off on a broke medical student. The saw pattern had changed by then.

I advocate patience and saving for either the Bohemian kit, or the Two Flags, now that they offer a repro kit. Either that or hit the G'burg antique stores if you can and see what they have available. Personally I plan to pimp out my original kit with repro bits and pieces as the extra money *snort* comes in.

Regular DOC
02-03-2009, 10:52 AM
Thanks Noah. I guess I will stick with my original plan to save up. Though I do always feel bad about borrowing other's gear. Or tagging along with other surgeons. Right now I just keep up with the Bohemian Pocket kit and other individual instruments and do a field dressing station.

bgent
02-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Winning the lottery would be good huh

MAryland Field Hospital
02-11-2009, 07:14 PM
i bought some stuff from Mt.Misery before . They make really nice items and they ship quite fast. I had one item break in shipping , i had a replacement in a week . I know they didnt get the broken one for a bit because i sent out the broken scalpel a day before i go the replacement . I would definitely work with them again .

I also use Milk Creek Mercantile , they have a decent selection of medical items . I bought my pill maker from them off Ebay for 65 bucks

David Meister
02-21-2009, 12:31 AM
The Milk Creek Kits are available and on their web site

retter
02-25-2009, 12:02 PM
Milk Creek has their kit posted along with many of the kit pieces being available individually. I don't know who their supplier is but their kit price and piece price is a lot lower than anybody else.