Pair of pattens, based on examples from circa 1400. This is my first attempt at making pattens. I decided on the flat style with leather hinge because these are the most appropriate to my SCA persona (circa 1400). The leather was some lightweight scrap I had lying around, and the wood was scraps of cedar fence planks that I had left over from another project. I know, medieval pattens were normally made of alder or poplar, but these are really just a practice pair anyway, so I used what scraps I had on hand. The “nail” is a new 1″ copper rivet. The only supplies I bought for this project were a small box of 1/2″ cut nails and a small box of rosette furniture tacks. I like the look of the rosettes, but I bent four of the wire tacks, so it took 16 of them for a 12-tack project. Also, since cedar is so prone to splitting, I don’t expect these to stand up to much (if any) actual use. The next pair I make will be of the same style, but made of thicker poplar (3/4″, compared to this 1/2″ cedar). I may also make some small adjustments to the leather pieces.