There has been a recent discussion on candles and the the most appropriate ones for an impression. I just wanted to let interested parties know that Ragged Soldier Sutlery is the only sutler that we know of that sells pure stearine (adamantine) candles.

The candles are harder than paraffin and don't droop in warm weather and burn longer than paraffin. Our candles burn about six hours per candle. In addition modern paraffin is not the same kind of paraffine as is documented in the CW period.

There is a description and picture of the candles on our web page in the Sundries link.

If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact us privately at the e-mail address below or at