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What is the exact name of these things used on binoculars neck straps?

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#1 Azmi

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 04:18 AM

Hello everybody,

What is the exact name of these things (studs, rivets, pins or whatever) used on binoculars neck straps pictured?

 

Where can i buy these?

 

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 04:50 AM

Likely a few names, try "Brass Stubs".

Places like Hobbycraft sell them but you need a "kit".

Need to make a hole, put either side of stub in, then hit with a hammer and the 2 halves get bent into one unit. The kit should contain the item you put over the stud to hit - means you don't flatten the stud head.

 

Have seen some pliers that do the same however then you end up buying pliers and stud kit.

 

Would be a lot easier if hobby/craft shops would do the job for you for a small fee.

 

Minor trouble is they are likely to be the sort of thing that has a few names, especially between UK and US and I would expect the name varoes from East to West coast US as well.

 

Could try Leather Rivits also.

So Brass, Leather, Studs/Rivits but search in Hobby and Craft sections of whereever you look.


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Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:57 AM

Googling "Leathercraft rivets" will get you lots of possibilities.  :)


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Posted 28 September 2020 - 10:23 AM

The way I've seen these used on leather straps is with a lollipop shaped shaped hole. The small slit allows the head to fit through and then tension seats the shaft in two adjacent holes. The heads are not peened over.


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#5 Azmi

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 02:14 PM

I have a few Russian and German binoculars. Some are missing rivets on their neck straps. Some of the rivets are metal, some plastic and some painted metal. In addition, all of these rivets are one piece and without screws.

 

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 07:46 AM

You might try "shirt studs" from a formalwear store.  The fronts and backs are usually different diameters though if it matters to you.



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Posted 30 September 2020 - 05:50 PM

They also come in a two piece design with a threaded male and female. A lot of custom leather camera straps come with these. I have seen them at Joann Fabrics. 

 

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:36 AM

@ Azmi: For a temporary fix you can use a needle and thread (dental floss!) and stitch the end in place. 



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Posted 03 October 2020 - 06:51 AM

LOL.  My wife teaches dental hygiene.  Floss to her is like duct tape to me.


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Posted 03 October 2020 - 07:59 PM

If yours is a Swarovski, they will mail you what you need....grin.gif



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Posted 04 October 2020 - 11:13 AM

Another possible alternative - search for "leather binding bolt" (like on amazon or elsewhere) - these are typically screw together and if you use a bit of thread locking compound they will stay together pretty securely.

 

Just a thought...

 

Cheers,

Tim



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Posted 05 October 2020 - 12:48 AM

Another possible alternative - search for "leather binding bolt" (like on amazon or elsewhere) - these are typically screw together and if you use a bit of thread locking compound they will stay together pretty securely.

 

Just a thought...

 

Cheers,

Tim

You mean like "Chicago Screws"? tongue2.gif


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#13 B l a k S t a r

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 01:02 AM

Try a search for barrel nut.




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