Pewter Buttons - Reproduction Pewter Buttons for Historical Costume & Uniforms
About my products

PB12a polished
PB12a polished
Early Medieval
Early Medieval
Cross pendents 8th to 12th century. Made from English pewter.
PB4a polished
PB4a polished
Lots of balls!
Lots of balls!
20 gauge lead musket balls in packs of twelve. 12 gauge and pistol shot coming soon.
New 20mm flat button coming soon!
New 20mm flat button coming soon!
PB19a 20mm rounded edge flat button cast in English pewter with a polish finish.

What I do

The bulk of my work consists of casting pewter buttons which are exact copy's of  original buttons made by using a period button to create a mould. Some of the buttons are designed by myself using  photographs of original buttons which are in museums and private collections. 

My customers generally are  specialist historical costumers and living history buffs who like to make their own clothing.

As a result of plenty of field tests I can offer a robust quality made and authentic product which can if required survive the sometimes harsh conditions of the battle field or stage.

Custom Work

If you are looking for something a bit different I can make you a set of custom made buttons or other items using your own design or master please email me for more information: nick@pewterbuttons.co.uk 


Technical Information

All the items I produce are made by myself in the UK from either a pewter alloy or English pewter (which is lead free) and are hand finished. 

Some of the buttons have a longer shank as often buttons were attached to a garment by pushing them through a small hole made in the cloth. Leather or linen cord was then threaded through the shanks on the inside and secured at the top and bottom this will hold the buttons in place. However you can sew them on like any other type of button.

The buttons are not polished and will tarnish with age, however little bit of rubbing with some wire wool will bring out a nice shiny finish. A  polished finish is only available for buttons made from English pewter. 



PB20 18th century button


 PB16

PB18 15/16th century button
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