Reproduction Pewter Buttons for Historical Costume & Uniforms
About my products
About my products
New for the summer 2022
Based on many different versions found in rock carvings and cave art, the spiral pendent is 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 some of which are exact copy's of original buttons made by using a period button to create a mould. The rest 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.
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. I am currently in the process of expanding the 'casting service' side of my business producing a wide range of cast white metal products. 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. 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. Some of the buttons have a longer shank or loop 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 held the buttons in place. However they could be used can like any other type of button.
PB20 18th century button
PB18 15/16th century button