Long handled lucets appear to be more common during the Vicotrian at which time luceting may have began. Lucets are used to make strong cords for tying stays, breeches, hats and shoes. Many threads may be used but we have found 16/2 linen thread makes strong cord. Lucets were made in many shapes, sizes and styles although long handled lucets seem to be more common later (1790s into the 19th century) and short handled lucets tend to be earlier. Directions for making lucet cord are included in The Lady's Guide to Plain Sewing Book II. This style lucet has a very smooth finish and is just over 4" (10 cm) long.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 25 August, 2019.