Thank you for viewing my items. I have quite a wide selection of steel and brass rivets in my store, I invite you to browse.
You are purchasing 50 solid mild steel, Flat headed rivets, the post on these rivets are 1/8thof an inch across (diameter) and 1/4 of an inch long beneath the head. These rivets are steel and range in color from dark grey to shiny silver, most of my rivets are really clean but on occassion they show up with some small rust spots, they are easy to clean up but they are raw steel and will rust if not cared for. These rivets have a ton of applications and I use them for making and repairing medieval reproduction armor, shields, and pole arms. They are suitable for use in all types of metals and leather.
If you need to purchase a burr or a washer for these rivets you may use a standard size 1/8th inch pop rivet washer (available at most hardware stores) I don't sell washers.
There is more than one way to set a rivet but this is how I do it:
In the riveting process, the rivet's shank is piened over into a mushroom, drawing the rivet head inward and creating tension between the two materials being joined. To pien any kind of rivet, use a ball-ended hammer and strike the rivet on an angle, working completely around the rivet. As the hammer strikes, it will creat a mushroom that pulls the rivet through the plates. when the mushroom is mostly set the hammer is turned and the rivet's dome is finished. If attaching a leather strap or other material to the back of a plate you may put a washer over the post of the rivet before mushrooming it to give a larger surface area so the rivet does not "pull through" the leather. If you need more detailed instructions I will gladly include some with your purchase (all you need to do is leave me a note on your payment.)
I will gladly combine shipping on all of my items, with rivets I can send up to 4 pounds of them domestically for about $6.00 and internationally for about $12.00 if you are buying more than one type of rivet please either wait for my invoice or request an invoice before paying so that I may combine your shipping charges.
I prefer paypal as a payment. I am very good about shipping promptly, most of my items go out next day, two days at the latest. As with all my items please feel free to ask questions before your purchase I am very good about responding to email.