196. Aiglets: Medieval and Post Medieval

Type: Compleat Anachronist
Price: $7.50


Aiglets, lace tags, and chapes are all terms describing items that are in some way used to finish the end of laces (such as shoelaces), thongs, or cords. Although aiglets seem to have been both functional and decorative throughout the centuries, little is known about the actual manufacturing process before the modern era. Aiglets: Medieval and Post-Medieval attempts to fill in this knowledge gap with a combination of research and experimental production of aiglets using such tools and processes as can be inferred from the finished forms of extant aiglets, extant tools, and any surviving tool marks. Readers also will see pictures of different types of aiglets as used in SCA-period artwork, extant aiglets as they appear today, and re-created ones to be used in living history.