Points, dressing, brown/black, stripe

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 braided cord laces.  Suitable for any civilian purpose, THESE ARE NOT ARMING POINTS, and should not be used with armour.

  • Bundle of 12
  • Dark chocolate brown and black, stripe pattern
  • Approx. 23" overall, includes brass chape
  • Colourfast cotton

FASHION SUGGESTION: This combo looks great with reds and greens, and works with either brown or black leather accessories (belt / shoes / pouch) The stripe pattern is distinct and polished in these dark colours.

These points are hand made by Gwen.  Listed individually, you are purchasing the actual item shown in the photo.

Historical Accuracy Rating


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  • Model: BSD-HMP-1112
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 14 July, 2014.