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Gents,

After pulling my hair out trying to find replacement ribbons for some obscure Orders, does anyone know of companies that do custom-made ribbons?

I've tried asking around and the minimum order always seems to be 100 metres! :o

I've tried matching ribbons from other medals but as you'd know, the shade is always a touch too light, the white stripes too narrow, etc, etc ...

Any pointers gratefully received.

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Gents,

After pulling my hair out trying to find replacement ribbons for some obscure Orders, does anyone know of companies that do custom-made ribbons?

I've tried asking around and the minimum order always seems to be 100 metres! :o

I've tried matching ribbons from other medals but as you'd know, the shade is always a touch too light, the white stripes too narrow, etc, etc ...

Any pointers gratefully received.

Gavin

I know it's a very long shot have you tried the OMSA ribbon bank to see if they have anything suitable or know someone who can produce a sensible length.

Paul

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zeljko.toussaint@st.tel.hr.com manufactures ribbon to 1970s-80s Rothe type standard. Several years ago, for sash widths, the minimum length was 45 or 50 meters--enough for 17-21 sashes depending on individual length & bow style. Cost was about 100 euros per sash. He also could do 33-35 mm wide ribbon and would do 50 meters minimum--price was slightly less than sashes. He now has an internet shop and sells via eBay.

A German dealer orden@german-military.de has a wide variety of ribbon stock, international as well as German items. Sometimes, however, it is difficult to communicate with him.

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Thanks Paul and 922F.

I'd earlier left a message with the OMSA ribbon bank and waiting for a reply. You never know, might be lucky.

I've bought some ribbons from Zeljko, who has been very helpful. The cost of commissioning a minimum 50 metres of sash or ribbon from Zeljko or another seller is probably prohibitive. Could well end up holding a single $600 medal and $5000 worth of ribbon ...

I'm checking for home sewing / weaving machine which you could program to makde ribbons. A different process is involved (weaving as opposed to stitching). You'd think that if they could churn these out 150 years ago in a backroom with a hand operated loom, there'd be a home machine in the 21th century age of mass consumerism and technolog you could buy.

Will keep hunting.

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