Lace chapes

These lace chapes (also named as lace tips, aiglets) will perfectly suit to your period clothing or armor of the 15th and 16th century. Tha lace chapes can be applied both on textile and leather laces. They are necessary to tie pieces and clothing, from arms and shoulders to jacks and doublets. The sockets of the chpes are holed and can be easily sewed onto the lace ends.

Lace chapes

Advisory Service: Questions and Answers

What is the difference between industrially rolled and hand-forged blades?

In the case of hand-forged blades, our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it by hand on the anvil or under the drop hammer. The steel gets more solid (denser) by forging. In the case of industrially rolled spring steel blades, the sheets of steel plate is cut to strips under drop snips, then ground or milled and immediately forged into the annealing furnace and oil-quenched. The properties of both kinds of steels are not very different, since industrial rolling is already very good! On forged blades are usually blacksmith marks, which give them an authentic and unique look.

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