[Ansteorra] Dogfish anyone?
polydore at worldnet.att.net
Wed Apr 14 03:32:18 PDT 2004
On the dogfish, according to the floregium article, they define this as
"small sharks". I have seen sharkskin offered somewhere, but can't place
the reference at the moment. Perhaps some of our friends from the costal
area could be of help?
There is also a freshwater fish in the north central US known as a
dogfish, but I don't think you could sand anything with that skin. The
name came from a barking sound they make. They are not normally fished
for, and are not common in the areas I am familiar with.
Stefan li Rous wrote:
> Xanthe asked:
>> Just thought I'd ask. Does anyone know where I can acquire/purchase
>> dogfish hide (Mustelus canis) or horsetail reed (equisetum hyemale)?
> The horsetail reed is apparently a fairly common ornamental plant for
> ponds and such. You might try the nurseries in your area. If you are
> going to Pennsic, there is a fair amount of it growing near the lake
> down near the "causeway" and the "swamp". That is where I got several
> handfuls a couple of years ago. I have no info on the dogfish hide.
> For folks who are wondering what these things are used for, it is not
> for some potion or such. The horsetail reed, and I suppose the dogfish
> hide, were used as polishing compounds/sandpaper in the Middle Ages.
> Those interested can find some more details in this file in the CRAFTS
> section of the Florilegium:
> polishing-msg (13K) 4/17/00 Period polishing and sanding
> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
> Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas
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