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Offline James Rogers

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Original Buckles
« on: June 19, 2020, 07:01:12 PM »
This is my collection of antique buckles ranging from the 18th century back to medieval times. Most were dug in Virginia and some are from connections I have in the UK. I have directly or partially copied many of these by hand fabrication.  I need to get off my duff and start casting some as well.




Offline Brokennock

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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 04:49:59 AM »
Wow! Do you have a pretty good idea of which ones are which and from what time period?

Offline Nordnecker

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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2020, 02:11:14 PM »
Wow again. Very impressive collection you have there.
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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2020, 04:08:40 PM »
Yes, there have been a couple of research books out on buckles. It appears some may have been used past the periods given for their introduction.  It's possible they got re-used.

Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2020, 04:42:09 PM »
 A grand collection James!

Lovely to see.
I have a few A-Saxon and Viking age, plus the odd strap -end.
Not as nice as yours though.  :-)


Offline okieboy

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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 09:31:13 PM »
 Wonderful to see! It appears as best as I can tell from the photo, that almost all of these were cast, with few or none being forged like the round center-bar buckles so often offered by period accoutrement dealers today. Would you comment on this please.
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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2020, 11:50:46 PM »
Okieboy,
These are mostly all cast broze/brass examples. Many were tinned after casting.
There were many, many iron buckles but the ones I've seen were die forged in a form in large production. 

Offline John SMOthermon

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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 04:30:54 AM »
Very nice collection Thanks for posting!
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Offline Marcruger

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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 09:50:25 PM »
That was just mean posting all of those James.   ;-) 

Seriously, if you are casting, I'll buy some from you.  You can never have too many buckles.  Especially in the 1" to 1-1/8" size. 

Best wishes, and God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2020, 11:45:43 AM »
Thanks, James.  Please let us know when you are casting and offering.

Offline G. Elsenbeck

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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2020, 03:10:31 PM »
That was just mean posting all of those James.   ;-) 

Seriously, if you are casting, I'll buy some from you.  You can never have too many buckles.  Especially in the 1" to 1-1/8" size. 

Best wishes, and God Bless,   Marc
By all means let us know.

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Re: Original Buckles
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2020, 04:36:12 PM »
Yes, James , please keep up your research!