Antique nails & metal rivets

You will find rivets and nails according to the original Roman model on these pages of the Römer shop under the category of raw materials and useful items. Because the Roman square-shaped nails of different sizes are a real eye-catcher when decorating your roomwork!

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Interesting: nails are witnesses of Roman soldiers!

And here is an anecdote about one of the most important functions of nails with the Romans! The Roman ancestors, for example, must have been drawn through the Hessian Werratal and the Ulfetal some 2000 years ago. There are clear indications: Sandal nails! They are considered indications that Roman soldiers were once on the road. The iron nails in their footwear were quickly lost and remained stuck in the ground for centuries. Where the finds accumulated could have been the camp or post of the Romans.

The word for the footwear of the Roman soldiers in antiquity is, by the way, Caliga and refers to a leather-made military shoe of the Roman legionaries. It is a very robust, open march shoe with soles of up to three-layered cow leather. And these soles were filled with iron nails. In the simple legionary, each shoe had up to 90 iron nails with hemispherical heads (lat. Clavi). The upper layer of the sole formed at the same time the upper layer. It was a single piece of leather that was sewn at the heel and cut so as to create a system of tabs on the back of the foot that were laced with a leather strap. The sole has been made more durable and durable in this way.

Roman nails for decoration

Use the Roman rivets and nails according to the ancient model, hand-crafted, on these pages of the Roman shop in the category of raw materials and useful items to decorate their own or purchased pieces of furniture and give them a very special accent. The extremely sturdy nails have a pretty square head, which is striking and gives each corner its own charm. Often you try to hide the "ugly nails"! This will not return to you if you use the Roman, beautiful specimens. In addition, they do not rust and look beautiful in every season!