Long Handled Style 3 Wood Lucets
There persists much debate about lucets but no known conclusive evidence is known prior to the Vicotrian and this is from extant examples (dated how?). 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 (19th or even 20th 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.
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