Thirteen lace chapes (also known as aglets or aiglets), one with tiny remnants of lace still inside the tube, together with fragments of garments with eyelets indicate their use as fastening strings.
Chapes protect the ends of laces and enable them to be threaded easily through corresponding eyelets in garments.
While the laces, especially the ones sewn onto garments, were most likely made by the inhabitants of the castle--the 'practice piece' being one clue--there is no evidence pointing to the lace chapes being made on site.
At first sight the inventory of wares from a haberdasher's shop in London (8) seems to suggest that laces and chapes were made by different professions too.
Thirteen lace chapes (also called aglets or aiglets), one with the remnants of lace still inside the tube, together with fragments of garments with eyelets show the use of some of the laces as fastening strings.
Gridley DS, Slater JM, Luo-Owen X, Rizvi A, Chapes
SK, Stodieck LS, Ferguson VL, Pecaut MJ.
Buckles like this without chapes
are often considered to be garter buckles, although this one seems a bit big for this.
Harry Wustemann (Rostock University) deals with 764 swords or fragments, and a small group of chapes
and scabbard fittings, from the five German Lander that used to make up the GDR, along with Berlin.
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It appeared that Riesbeck's white T-shirt and the glove of another fan, Michael Chapes
of Hills Corner, Wis.
For more information, please contact Farah Chapes
at 678/728-1950, or visit the ACRI website at www.
Edged weapons are scarce, at least complete ones; but there is a fine collection of hilt fittings, scabbard slides and chapes
, bringing invaluable information on the evolution and chronology of such objects.