Description of the types of busk we sellBusk Selection
The busk, is a closure fitted in the front of a corset. It is designed so that the corset can be put on and taken off without completely rethreading or removing the lacing each time. There is a series of clasps running along one side, into which a matching set of studs, on the other side, slot, creating a strong fastening. The various types are outlined below.Flexible Busk
Please order your busk 1" shorter than the finished length at the centre front of your corset.
The Spoon buskSpoon Busk
This is a classic spoon busk design.
These are made of solid steel, are completely inflexible and are made in 2 parts. The are easily recognised as they are wider at the bottom than the top and form a curve out from the waist over the belly.
The Solid steel BuskSolid Steel Busk
We are now stocking a heavy weight solid steel busk. This busk has limited flex and is well suited to making straight fronted traditional corsets and providing superior figure control.
A steel busk with plastic dipped ends.
The Wooden BuskWooden Busk
The single piece wooden busk is perfect for finishing historical corsets or stays. They are tapered, narrowing towards the bottom. They form a solid line at the front of the body and tend to separate the breasts.
The are correct for corsets from about 1500-1820.
When you look at most busks, you will notice that there are two studs and clasps set closer together, this indicates the bottom of the busk. On a spoon busk, this coincides with the broader, rounded end.