Points (12), hand made dressing, Custom

A necessity of medieval male dress, these laces (also called 'points') are used to close a man's hose, and to secure the hose to his doublet. They can also be used to tie the front of a doublet, coat or cloak.

Points were used in Europe throughout the medieval period and into the Renaissance, and can be seen in most images depicting male dress in this period. Extant examples of the chapes abound, and dozens if not hundreds of examples of hollow cones made of sheet metal can be found in the Portable Antiquities Scheme (finds.org.uk), as well in the collection of virtually every museum in Europe.  Points are made with hand made cord, and the ends are finished with conical "lace chapes" for ease in threading through eyelets.

Copper alloy chapes securely glued to plied cord laces.  Suitable for any civilian purpose, THESE ARE NOT ARMING POINTS, and should not be used with armour.

  •     Bundle of 12
  •     Your choice of colours, please choose 1 for solid or 2 for stripe as shown in product photo
    • Ivory
    • Silver grey
    • Tan
    • Brown
    • Red
    • Pale yellow
    • Gold
    • Pale green
    • Dark green
    • Blue
    • Light purple
    • Dark purple
    • Black
  •     Standard length is approx. 23" overall, includes brass chape,
    • Custom lengths available, please specify when ordering
  •     Colourfast cotton

These points are hand made by Gwen.  Please allow up to 4 weeks for production. 


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  • Model: BSD-HMP-C
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 January, 2016.