14th – 15th century.
For ½ inch strap
Prior to 1350 pewter belt fittings seem to have been rather rare. Judging by the archeological record and by analysing buckle styles, it appear that pewter buckles and strap ends became more popular throughout the 15th and into the 16th centuries. Interestingly, copper alloy buckles were themselves often either tinned or enameled rather than being left in their natural finish. All of our buckles have tinned brass pins, which we find to be both strong and attractive. Please remember that these buckles are intended for using on dress belts and not for heavy duty use such as sword belts for which you would need a brass or iron buckle.