The Lucet has been used to make cords for over one thousand years. The resultant braids were used to tie doublet and hose in the middle ages, bodice ties for the Elizabethans, ornamental frogging in the 18th century, right up to the Victorians who made neck chains and watch fobs from silk.
Standard Lucet Cord
The Lucet has also been known as a Lutal, Chain Fork (fig 1) or Lyre (fig 2).
fig 1 fig 2
Some of the Victorian Lucets were carved ivory, mother of pearl or tortoiseshell.
This is a gallery of bands made by members of the Braid Society using a lucet. Click on an image to see a larger version and further information.