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    We still sell a lot of things like squirrel cookers(BBQ fork), dinner bells and fire pokers but mostly at craft fairs..Is there any tools or hardware that you can think that would be benificial to you? What would you guys like to see here?

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    Leather awls would sell very well. And a good forged one can be hard to track down at a decent price.
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    I agree with Skab.. i would love to see a nice compact, hand forged awl.. i have wanted one for a long time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skab View Post
    Leather awls would sell very well. And a good forged one can be hard to track down at a decent price.
    Yep! I was thinking the same thing.

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    I have an idea but do not know if it is commercially viable. I was thinking of four "spikes", maybe 12-18" long, with a protrusion on the side, near the top. You store them in a leather pouch or suede wrap.

    When you set up your campfire, you hammer the spikes partially into the ground around the perimeter of your small campfire. Then you lay a grill on the protrusions. In a sense, I guess it functions like a collapsible grill.

    This is probably a silly idea. But I just thought I'd throw it out there.

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    You'll never go wrong with any sort of blade with this crowd. I've been eyeballing some of your choppers.

    I'd really be interested in what sorts of hanging/standing candle lantern/candelabras you could produce.

    Other than this I'd say campcraft items would do well. Stakes (ie tent stakes), flint strikers, cooking grills, tacks/hooks, links and the like. Semi-permanent camps are a recent "thing" here at BCUSA and the implements to make a nice one would be a popular selling item.

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    Personally, I've been eyeballing squirrel cookers for awhile now. I just haven't been able to talk myself into getting one.

    The other thing I've been looking for is some sort of spiked hook that could be driven into a tree and hang my backpack from it while setting up camp.

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    when i was smithing at events small folding trivits and grills sold well 6x6 inchs,candle spikes to hold candles from falling over just push in the ground. spear point/back up knife, traditional adze heads that lash on, hook knives, a boring awl that works for sewing or woodworking (mors shows one in his tool kit video) folding handles you can rivit on a skillet with a socket for a wooden handle. metal spikes for walking sticks.

    these were just some of the better sales i used to carry. all pretty simple to make.

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