It is rare for anyone to want to buy replica armour, but there are some circumstances when you may need it. It could be a costume for a party or Halloween, for example. It could be for a part in a play or for a re-enactment. Whatever you need it for, you will be pleased to know that there are places where you can buy it.
There are some specialist shops online where you can buy historical replica armour. These are probably the main places to get it from and most likely to have a good range and to sell quality products. However, the pieces can be expensive and they may also be heavy to post which will put the price up even more. You may therefore want to look for other places to buy them, where you might get a better price.
You may find that there are some specialist message boards where people who have an interest in historical replica armour for any reason, will leave messages. You may find that they will be advertising things for sale or that you could put out a request in case someone is interested in finding a buyer. Even more general classifieds boards or for sale and wanted type pages could be of use.
Social Networking Pages
You may find that you can see some specialist pages on social networking sites that will have information about hobbies that could involve armour. It is quite a niche area, but there may be some or you could always start one up yourself. This would mean that you would be able to meet like-minded people who may be able to recommend places for you to buy the things that you need as well as possibly sell them to you.
To avoid the cost of postage then you may want to consider looking in the local paper. Most have a classified section where things are advertised for sale and you could check these. Many also have a section where you advertise if you want items and this could be a place to put an advertisement. It may be wise to only do this if you feel that the local area is likely to be able to provide you with the things that you need.
As historical armour is a very niche market, then it is not something that you are likely to come across in your local second hand shop. However, there are specialist sites that sell it and you should easily get some that way. However, if you want to save money and not pay for postage or something that is new, you will need to find alternative ways to get hold of it. You could try classifieds websites and social networking sites. If you want something more local, then you may be able to get some luck with the local paper, depending on whether you feel there is a local market for what you want.
Alan is a retired film maker with years of experience in war movies. He started business in providing costumes and accessories to the upcoming actors. He has now started selling medieval armor and weapons too.