Reproduction Pewter Buttons for Historical Costume & Uniforms
About my products
About my products
Cast from an original example dated to the late 15th century. Now in stock.
Cross pendants 10th to 12th century. Made from English pewter.
PB4a polished finish
15mm domed button now back in stock.
Lots of balls!
Replica 20 bore lead musket balls in stock. Replica 12 bore and pistol shot coming soon.
New 20mm flat button coming soon!
PB19a 20mm rounded edge flat button cast in English pewter with a polished finish.
What I do
The bulk of my work consists of casting pewter buttons which are exact copy's of original
buttons made by using a period button to create a mould. Some of the buttons are
designed by myself using photographs of original buttons which are in
museums and private collections.
My customers generally are specialist historical costumers and living history buffs
who like to make their own clothing.
As a result of plenty of field tests I can offer a robust quality made and authentic product which
can if required survive the sometimes harsh conditions of the battle field or stage.
If you are looking for something a bit different I can make you a set of custom made buttons
or other items using your own design or master please email me
for more information: [email protected]
All the items I produce are made by myself in the UK from either a pewter alloy or
English pewter (which is lead free) and are hand finished.
Some of the buttons have a longer shank as often buttons were attached to a garment by pushing
them through a small hole made in the cloth. Leather or linen cord was then threaded through
the shanks on the inside and secured at the top and bottom this will hold the buttons in place.
However you can sew them on like any other type of button.
The buttons are not polished and will tarnish with age, however little bit of rubbing with some
wire wool will bring out a nice shiny finish. A polished finish is only available for buttons
made from English pewter.
PB20 18th century button
PB18 15/16th century button