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Grace Martin





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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Wanted: Decorative Brass Rivets & Washers (14th Century)         Reply with quote

Hi, I am looking for a source for decorative rivets and/or washers that could be used to rivet armor. As a side note, I am also looking for sources of large lots of period style brass buckles. These are to complete my 14th century (late) kit.

If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar, 2009 6:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Grace,
Hello and welcome to myArmoury.com. Happy I've moved your post from the Marketplace to our Off-Topic Talk forum. Since you're essentially seeking advice on where to buy, this is the correct location.

Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Apr, 2009 8:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've bought rivets from this store:

http://www.rjleahy.com/Store/rivets/brvr.htm

You could get the round-head brass rivets shown here and easily decorate them yourself. For decorative washers, I think your best bet is to get some brass sheet and make your own. At the thickness you'd need, you should have no problem cutting those out with ordinary hand shears and refining with small files.

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Apr, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello, have a look a bestarmour.com
they have an extensive range of rivets and matching washers cut from sheet metal, but see the price, this is not cheap.
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Apr, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One of the two Ukrainian armourers (unfortunately I can't remember which) that sell items over on Armourarchive.org has a selection of decorative rivets, including a beautiful lion head rivet. But again, these don't come cheap.

If you search there for "lion head rivet" you should be able to find it. There's been several discussions on them in the past.
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Apr, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Doug Strong of Talbots sells a decorative rivet via Revival Clothing Company, but he/they are currently out of stock and will be that way for a while (as I understand it) and he has buckles.

Raymond the Quiet sells some very nice decorative washers that work with a 3/16 brass rivet from R. J. Leahy. I'm waiting on 60 of them for a project. Middle of page plus he has buckles

You can get bulk buckles from Revival.US (not the same company as Revival Clothing Company) but be prepared to clean them up and file the sharp edges down so they don't shred your straps.

Correct buckles also can be found at Gaukler Medieval Wares

Good luck with your project!

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David

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Apr, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is Steel Mastery's eBay Store. They are a little cheaper than their regular site and have just what you are looking for. I have bought from them with great results, having most items within 2 weeks from the Ukraine. Big Grin

http://stores.ebay.com/steel-masterys-store_C...idZ2QQtZkm

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