Carter & Jasper Mercantile - Affordable Authenticity

Carter & Jasper is offering some new items for your needs.

Though our main focus has be working with the 1850s-60s, we have been approached to doing some other eras. These include the 150th of the Indian War Period (IWP) (most military clothing from 1866-1899) and the Centennials of World War I (main focus on the British Expeditionary Force). We have made several items for both of these eras, as well as some earlier periods.

The site is now an online catalog of the items that can be ordered (NOT necessarily in-stock). To see some of the items we have in stock please check out our Facebook page. Not only will you get to see items readily available, but some custom pieces we have manufactured and willing to do again.
Thank you
Joe Blunt.

Affordable Authenticity

Period mercantile photoAs living historians, we constantly look for quality authentic goods, usual and unusual, from a variety of makers, all with one thing in common: authenticity and quality.

Many of Carter & Jasper’s items are one-of-a-kind and not continually available. We also carry some antique items that are in good condition and of interest to collectors or living historians.

My main goal is to keep things in the realm of civilian items. Yes, and even for some of our lady visitors. I will continue to make military items and list them serparately.

We hope you enjoy C&J's internet mercantile, and we look forward to meeting each of you in the field.

-Joe Blunt 

Period tenting photo

I have been involved in living history for 25 years, participating in events throughout the US and even working at a number of historic sites. My main portrayal was that of a soldier, from several periods. The 1840's-1860's has been my true interest. 

The market, at the time, was quite small and the more museum quality sources even smaller.  Through research, trial and error, callused and bloody fingers, I was able to produce items that were not only to my liking, but to others.  For over 15 years, I have been lucky enough to sell items to museums, historic sites and living historians and collectors.  I was offered C&J and will continue to offer its quality items and service.

Although C&J has grown over the last few years to include a large tent, a wagon, and now a website, our goals have not changed. We still strive to provide you the best quality products at the lowest possible prices—sometimes in a first-person authentic setting, and others in “sutler row” at larger events.

Not only are we concerned about quality products, but also the quality of our “period” customer service, if you will.

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