Conde Trading came about as a way to help me, and my son, afford to attend rendezvous and re-enactments. I am and always will be a participant at these events first and a seller second. The love of trying to re-create the time period, and the people who are also trying to do the same, is what drives me. It doesn't matter at what level of research and authenticity you are comfortable, as long as you remember the goal is to do without the modern as much as possible, not as much as is convenient. The idea is to do the best we can and have fun doing it.
Although mine is a very small selection, my goal is to provide the best goods and raw materials we can find for the participants of these events. If I do not have what you need, then I will try to tell you where you can find what you want, rather than try to sell you what I have that comes close.