16th c. rivet and washer details

These are some quick shots of the details of rivets used in 16th c. armour. These are iron rivets capped with copper-alloy (brass). The caps appear to be dapped disks and they appear to be soldered onto the rivet heads using a soft (likely lead based) solder. The rivet heads inside the caps are often very small and rough.


   The rivet and washer securing a strap to the fauld lame of a late 16th c. black and white breastplate.
   The rivet and washer securing the lining to a cabasset. The cap has been lost.
   The rivet and washer securing the lining to a cabasset. The cap is still there.
   Rivets around the edge of the cuff of a late 16th/early 17th c. Augsburg gauntlet.
   The rivets securing the metacarpal plates on a late 16th/early 17th c. Augsburg gauntlets. You can see the edge of a leather strip secured under the washers on the inside that may have been used to secure the glove.
   A separate rivet from a 16th c. Italian pauldron.
   A separate rivet from a 16th c. Italian pauldron from the side.