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Military Uniform Braid, Lace, Cord, and Other Regalia Trimmings
Incredible Quality at Wholesale Prices.

NEWS: We supplied the Braid to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and for the New Broadway production Amazing Grace: The Musical


The drummer's lace of the Grenadier Guards was provided by us, along with braid for the Ceremonial Guards' Drum Major
 
1/2 inch (13 mm) Granby Gilt Metal Wire Lace. Granby style began to be used by both civilians and the miltary around the mid-18th century.  Supposedly the style was named of the Marquis de Granby.  It is still used today in the British Army.  This is quality metal wire braid (not mylar). 

The key to metal wire braid is it ages well.  While mylar fades quickly to silver, metal wire lace slowly oxides to a deeper, richer patina. 

 

SALE 4.50 - 4.95 - per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 25 metre Rolls. (LACE-018)

1/2 inch (13 mm) Gold Bias and Stand (B/S) Metal Wire Lace for military uniforms and decorative trimmings. Called "Guards lace" this pattern is often available in cheaper mylar.  However gold mylar fades to silver quickly when exposed to light, as shown on this Royal Military College ceremonial dress tunic.  Because of this we have discontinued selling gold mylar.  Gold mylar is for Christmas trees, not army or Royal Navy uniforms.

The key to metal wire braid is it ages well.  While mylar fades quickly to silver, metal wire lace slowly oxides to a deeper, richer patina. 

SALE 4.50 - 4.95 - per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 25 metre Rolls. (LACE-017)

 

3/4 inch (19 mm) Gold Bias and Stand (B/S) Metal Wire Lace.  This metal wire lace is used by Guards Regiments especially for Drum major tunics (see top right image).  Historically we was also used by the Royal Navy in the 18th century and as an officer's lace for a number of units in the Seven Years War.  Today many Royal regiments in the Commonwealth have adopted this pattern as well.  You can see this exact lace on Parliament Hill with the Ceremonial Guard.  See an image of a roll.

The key to metal wire braid is it ages well.  While mylar fades quickly to silver, metal wire lace slowly oxides to a deeper, richer patina. 

SALE 8.50 - 9.25 - per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 10 metre Rolls. (LACE-019)

 

1 inch (25 mm) Gold Bias and Stand (B/S) Metal Wire Lace This size is often used as trimming around lapels of officer coats from the 1700-1768 time period.  It is also used by a mulitude of militaries for trouser seam decoration and rank insignia.  It is also popularly used for livery.  Again this is gilt metal wire lace and therefore is of the highest of quality.

The key to metal wire braid is it ages well.  While mylar fades quickly to silver, metal wire lace slowly oxides to a deeper, richer patina. 

SALE 7.50 - 8.25 - per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 10 metre Rolls. (LACE-021)

 


STUDY: Admiral Rodney, 1791 (NMM)  For a brief time in the late 18th century (1787-1795) the Royal Navy adopted
the Bias and Stand pattern of Lace.  This portrait shows three sizes of this braid in use: 1/2 on part of the cuff, 3/4 for the loops, and 1 inch wide
for the framing. Use of various widths gives the garment a depth, or complexity to the eye. A noble elegance is the result.
 
Silver Metallic (Mylar) Tape for officer uniforms and decorative accenting. Trimming braids or narrow fabrics like this are hard to find especially at this low price. Bias and Stand (B/S) pattern.

1" (25 mm) wide.............price: 6.50 - 6.75
1/2" (13 mm) wide.........price: 3.95 - 4.25

Prices per metre (39 inches)
1/2" (13 mm) Tape sold in 25 metre rolls (LACE-001)
1" (25 mm) Tape sold in 10 metre rolls (LACE-002)

1/2 inch (13 mm) Gilt Metal Lace for military uniforms and decorative trimmings. This is excellent quality metal wire lace and is often sold for many times this price. This pattern is a single vellum pattern with 'French check' sides. Single vellum braids were commonly used from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century for British army officer uniforms.

See it on an 1814 British Officer coat

The key to metal wire braid is it ages well.  While mylar fades quickly to silver, metal wire lace slowly oxides to a deeper, richer patina. 

SALE 4.50 - 4.95 - per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 25 metre Rolls. (LACE-003)

1/2 inch (13 mm) Silver Metal Lace for military uniforms and decorative trimmings. This is excellent quality metal wire lace and is often sold for many times this price. This pattern is a single vellum used with french check sides. Single vellum braids were commonly used from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century for British army officers.

SALE 4.50 - 4.95 - per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 25 metre Rolls. (LACE-004)

1 inch (25 mm) Gilt Metal Navy Lace for Royal Navy, British Commonwealth and U.S. Navy uniforms and decorative trimmings. This is excellent quality metal wire lace and is often sold for many times this price. This pattern is the Royal Navy double vellum (Orris) was used for the past 250 years. 1 inch lace was used on Captain and Admiral coats. In addition the American Naval officers in 1812 were often portrayed with this pattern of lace as well. see Royal Navy Captain Uniform, 1812  Today it is also used on part of the U.S.Marines Drum Major's ceremonial uniform.

The key to metal wire braid is it ages well.  While mylar fades quickly to silver, metal wire lace slowly oxides to a deeper, richer patina. 

SALE 5.95 - 6.95 - per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 25 metre Rolls. (LACE-005)

1 1/4 inch (32 mm) Gilt Metal Wire Navy Lace for Royal Navy, British Commonwealth and U.S. Navy uniforms and decorative trimmings. Some uses of this size of double vellum braid (Orris) are: Royal Navy trouser seams, Royal Canadian Air Force trouser seams, American civil war uniforms, and number other military uses for the past 250 years. 

The key to metal wire braid is it ages well.  While mylar fades quickly to silver, metal wire lace slowly oxides to a deeper, richer patina. 

SALE 6.95 - 7.50 - per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 10 metre rolls. (LACE-020)

 

1 3/4 inch (45 mm) Gilt Metal Navy Lace for Royal, British Commonwealth and U.S. Navy uniforms and decorative trimmings. This is excellent quality metal wire lace and is often sold for many times this price. For example one UK company offers an inferior quality lace of similar size for $45.00US per metre! This size is used in trimming hats, mounting on belting, on livery, and other braiding projects.  See it on a Royal Navy Dress Bicorn

The key to metal wire braid is it ages well.  While mylar fades quickly to silver, metal wire lace slowly oxides to a deeper, richer patina. 

SALE 9.25 - 9.95 - per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 10 metre Rolls. (LACE-006)



Antique Silver Metal Tape (Lace or Braid) This real metal lace was made originally for the UK's Ministry of Defence and is considered vintage. The pattern is called double vellum (orris). This lace is also used in the US military and sold by some companies from $20.00 to $45.00 a metre!

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1/8 inch (3 mm) Gold Metal Wire Russia Braid Good quality Army russia braid is hard to come by.   To answer this supply shortage we have begun to manufacture it .  Because it is gilt metal wire it has metal true spring to it, thus looking like 'real' military decoration trim ,opposed to low-grade high school theatre costume braiding.  Because of this both our Broadway and our military clients are now insisting on this level of quality. 

The key to metal wire braid is it ages well.  While mylar fades quickly to silver, metal wire braid slowly oxides to a deeper, richer patina. 

 

3.50 3.75 per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 25 metre lengths. (LACE-022)

Russia braid detailing on Royal Artillery officer cuff (click to enlarge)

2 inch (50 mm) False Gold Metallic Lace This lace is ideal for the binding of French Soldier Tricorn Hats during the French and Indian War (right combination of yellow and gold thread). It also is good for other decorative binding as it quite easy to fold and manipulate.

7.75 8.50 per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 10 metre Rolls. (LACE-008)

fleur de lys drummer lace.JPG (438019 bytes) Drummer's Tape (Braid or Lace) We also offer blue fleur-de-lys drummer's wool braid or lace to British Ministry of Defence specifications. Two widths are presently available: 5/8 inch (16 mm) and 3/4 inch (19 mm). The new drum corps of the Governor General's Foot Guards will be wearing our drummer's lace.

SALE 5.25 - 6.50 - per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 25 metre Rolls. (LACE-007)

   
British Regimental Worsted Wool Lace (Tape or Braid).  From the early 18th century to 1836, regiments of the British Army each had distinguishing colours woven into their wool lace on their coats. We now offer custom weaving of regimental lace at great prices.  Price is for 1/2 inch (13 mm) wide lace.

4.50 4.75 per metre
Minimum Order: 100 Metres
Code: MIS037

Allow 4-6 weeks for weaving.

NOTE: Because a metre is longer than a yard, the price converts to about 4.10/per yard. So we have the best price anywhere!

   
1/2 inch (13 mm) Lemon Yellow Flat Braid This braid is stiffly woven and has a soft silk-like lustre. Synthetic composition. Acquired from the UK's Ministry of Defence.

Sold out.
Sold in 25 metre Rolls. (LACE-009)

1/2 inch (13 mm) Deep Yellow Flat Braid This braid is stiffly woven and has a soft silk-like lustre. Synthetic composition. Again the colour is deep yellow, not gold. Acquired from the UK's Ministry of Defence.

Sold out.
Sold in 25 metre Rolls. (LACE-010)

3/4 inch (19 mm) Deep Yellow French Braid This synthetic braid is soft and very flexible and has a soft silk-like lustre. Again the colour is deep yellow, not gold. Acquired new from the UK's Ministry of Defence.

Sold out.
Sold in 25 metre Rolls. (LACE-011)

1/4 inch (6 mm) Yellow Wool Russia Braid This wool braid is used by cavalry regiments for trimming (knotting) the cuffs, collars, etc. of trooper tunics. Recently we supplied this to the mounted troop of Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians). Acquired from the UK's Ministry of Defence.

Sold out.
Sold in 10 metre Rolls. (LACE-012)

1/4 inch (6 mm) Deep Yellow Wool Tubular without Gut (hollow) This wool tubular can be pushed flat and shaped in knoting for cavalry and artillery regiment uniforms. Acquired from the UK's Ministry of Defence.

Sold out
Sold in 10 metre Rolls. (LACE-013)

3 3/4 inch (95 mm) wide Foot Guards State Sash Material This ceremonial sash material is a beautiful mixture of metallic and crimson silk. Acquired new from the UK's Ministry of Defence. Sold in Great Britain for three times the price offered here.

9.95 10.50 per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 5 metre Rolls. (LACE-014)

 

3 3/4 inch (95 mm) wide General Officers Sash Material This ceremonial sash material was used from the Victorian times to today. Acquired new from the UK's Ministry of Defence.

9.95 10.50 5.95 per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 5 metre Rolls. (LACE-015)

3 3/4 inch (95 mm) wide General Officers Sash Material This ceremonial sash material was used from the Victorian times to today. Acquired new from the UK's Ministry of Defence.

9.95 10.50 per metre (39 inches)
Sold in 5 metre Rolls. (LACE-016)

 

Silver Epaulet

French and British Military Epaulet  This beautiful epaulet with its rich bullions is available both in silver and gold.  Remember they are sold as singles.  Why?  In the 18th and early 19th century, the British and American military used single epaulets to distinguish rank for junior army officers. Purchased regularly by theatre, film and reenactors.   2014: See them in the Sleepy Hollow TV program. 

  $59.00  $59.00 each  
Gold Item Code: MIS015G
Silver Item Code: MIS015S


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