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44 Wire Eye Back
44 Wire Eye Back
Item Id: BACK-WE44
44 Wire Eye - 20 pieces
44 Wire Eye - 1 GR (144)
44 Wire Eye - 5 GR (720)
Classic wire eye shank won't pull or separate from button.  Smaller U-shaped wire works well for button tufting and crafts.  Button shells (fronts) sold separately.  Also fits most Rowley button dies when paired with low wall shells, either aluminum or rust-resistantplease check our Rowley link for specifics.

We stock 44-wire eyes that meet international standards in all sizes.  We also stock small diameter backs in limited sizes for customers who prefer them, and as a low-cost option to purchasing a HUX die for heavy fabrics (and the only "HUX" option for #16, #18, and #20 buttons).

Unmodified Wade #22, and Osborne #16, #18, #20, and #22 button dies have inside diameters that are slightly smaller than standard. If you own an unmodified Wade or Osborne die in these sizes, you must select the "small diameter" option and be prepared to bulk up your fabric.

Appearance and shank length may vary slightly from size to size.  As always, please request samples if you have specific requirements.
We now offer a limited selection of button backs in black lacquer finish for Civil War-era reproduction apparel.  Black lacquer is correct to the period, and 44-wire eyes provide an authentic 1860's profile (especially when paired with flat shells).  Please note that while lacquer is technically a rust-resistant finish, we suggest finished buttons not be sewn to garments destined for the washing machine.