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An aglet (also aiglet, anlette and aiguillette and the historical name of point) are chapes added to the end of a lace. They are known from at around 1330 in England but two inconclusive examples exist from the miod 13th century.

In period it was also used on the ends of braids or leather made for lacing or points and generally used of some sort of metal - especially silver or gold to demonstrate wealth, although bronze and brass were more common.

Aglets were wrapped around the end of braids to stop them from fraying, and lacing or points needed something solid and generally slightly pointed to assist in getting them through the lacing holes.