These are a new pair of brass reproduction Shoe Buckles from Smiling Fox Forge. The buckle would fit your persona for doing the French & Indian and Rev War time period. The buckle ring is made of brass with the fork and chapel made of brass as well. We owed a pair of silver buckles one time with brass fork and chapel ,so this is something that was done in the 18th century on an occasion. These are a smaller buckle and would look nice on a pair of ladies shoes. The buckle measures 2 1/2"" x 1 1/2" and will fit on a 1 1/8" shoe strap. We use this buckle on a shoe that we sell called the Martha. The original was found in the upper Hudson river valley.