The humble buckle is an oft-taken for granted fastening, yet its usefulness and sturdiness has ensured that it has survived from ancient times through to the present day. The author provides a comprehensive typology of buckles, from the earliest designs to the most recent uses. With detailed records of the types of buckles from different historical periods and listings of museums where they can be found, this book offers the re-enactor essential guidance for period costumes, and provides the collector or enthusiast with the information needed to continue or begin to learning about this enduring and practical object.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a buckle collector and wanted a book that had more in deplth information. As far as I know there are only two other books with information and I was hoping this one would round out hat was not in the other books. Nice book but only briefly touches on some of the information.
A lot smaller than I thought it would be - paperback would be okay, except there are so few pages that it's just very flimsy. The information in the little book is good, it just needs more content.
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