Pin Shank Shell

      Many of the 18th century buttons made of natural materials did not have pierced holes, but were stitched onto a garment through a pin shank. A metal shank runs from the center  top of the button, through the button, and then is formed into a loop for sewing the button to the garment. 

      We have recently obtained these buttons in 3/4" size, in white or a smoky grey, iridescent shell material. We also have a limited number available in 1/2" size, which would be a wonderful accent for a boy's waistcoat.

     The plain pin shank buttons sell for $1.75 each in 3/4" and $1.50 each in 1/2".

     We currently are also able to offer a pin shank button of dark horn.
       These buttons are available in 5/8" and 1" size and sell for $1.25 each.