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Items used everyday to make life safer and more comfortable. Buckles, buttons, clothing, clothing accessories, cooking utensils, and more.

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Nalbinding

Nalbinding (3)

Nalbinding has been documented from as far back as  5000 BCE in the Xinjiang province or China, Peru and Scandinavia. Nalbinding creates a knotted fabric using a continuous piece of yarn. Unlike knitting and crocheting it doesn't unravel if a thread is cut or wears out. In Scandinavia woodsmen, fishermen and others who make their living out of doors in cold weather prefer nalbound garments due to their extra warmth, durability and ease of repair.

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Buckles

Buckles (7)

At this time our buckles are representative of the later Viking Age and Middle Ages. Where possible, we include where the original artifact is located, where it is found and the estimated time it was inn use. Some of our products are interpretations of original designs that maintain the esthetic of a time and place in history. In either case we hope you enjoy what you see.

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Buttons

Buttons (1)

Antler ButtonsEven though research indicates that buttons and button-holes were not used in early Scandinavian and Medieval clothing, we still get requests for them. Our buttons are made from European reindeer, north American elk and deer antler in several sizes. 99+% of the antler were shed during the winter and after the breeding season.

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This nalbound hat is made using the Åsle mitten stitch which produces the thickest three-layer fabric. There are other stitch patterns that produce lighter weight…
The Åsle Mitten Stitch book by Sigrid Briansdotter discusses the history of the Åsle Mitten which was found near the Åsle church in Vastergotland in…
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Each nalbound hat is unique in color and size. If you have a color preference and know your head size we will make hats, mittens…
 This buckle has a 1" or 26mm tongue crossbar, but will accommodate up to a 1 3/8" or 37mm belt if the attaching point is…
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 This 1/2" 'D' shaped buckle is based on medieval artifacts and one of the most common buckle designs in history. It will accommodate a belt…
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 This Pointed Oval 1" buckle is based on medieval artifacts and can accommodate a belt up to 1 1/2" if the attaching point on the…
$16.00
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This 5/8" or 16 mm pointed spectacle buckle is based on medieval artifacts and fits the narrower belts commonly worn in the 15th century . 37mm L…
$10.00
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 This 3/4" fluted spectacle buckle is based on medieval artifacts and fits narrower belts preferred in the 17th century.    55mm L x 35mm H with…
$10.00
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This buckle has a 3-4" crossbar, but will accommodate up to a 1" belt if the attaching point of the belt is reduced to fit…
$10.00
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This buckle has a 1 1/2" crossbar, but will accommodate up to a 2" belt if the attaching point of the belt is reduced to…
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Monday, 23 December 2013 00:00

Antler Buttons - Large

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Irregular shaped large buttons made from European Reindeer or North American Elk can be ordered from 1½" to 2½". Product varies from shown. Finish: Fine…