Belt buckles serve for fastening two ends of belts. Buckles can be made from different materials, of different shapes, with different ornaments. Belt buckles from our e-shop are historical replicas from different periods, primarily from the Middle Ages. You will find Viking belts, Celtic belts and medieval belts besides buckles in our e-shop. We offer also strap ends which will decorate ends of your belts.
Many various types of belt buckles were made in the Middle Ages. Men and women wore them. Differences were, of course, between the upper and lower classes of society. Richer people could have buckles inlaid with semi-preciouses, precious metals, etc. Improve your historical costume and decorate it with historical forged belt buckle!
Original function clips and buckles was a connecting of individual pieces of clothing together; here are the strap buckles. However, buckles were also used as a spectacular jewel, even had a representative function sometimes. Buckles are made from different types of materials (bronze, precious metals, silver and gold) in the past times. They were (and are) often decorated with various ornaments.
The popularity of the used material was varied in different periods. Of course, bronze was mainly used in the Bronze Age. However, buckles from gold were the most luxurious and the most beautiful. Iron is used in the production of buckles in the Iron Age. But bronze is still the most popular material. There were (and are) also buckles inlaid with amber. German nations prefer bronze and silver as materials of strap buckles during the period of the Roman Republic again.