I am working on a reversible bracelet which needs a reversible
clasp. The design I have settled on is one I have never made, so I
would be thrilled to have pointers from anyone who has made this
type. (Or suggestions for a better design!)
Since it needs to be equally accessible from either side of the
bracelet (which will be hinged 1" squares) I want to make a type of
box clasp in which the tongue is flat and shaped essentially like a
W in which the space under that central upside-down V is solid. The
top of the center is hinged. The outside of the W has notches in it
so it catches when pushed into a slot. These “arms” are pressed
inward to release the catch. Got that?
I am working from nothing besides a drawing in “The Complete
Metalsmith” and a good imagination, so if anybody can save me from
having to re-invent the wheel, so to speak, I’d be grateful. I don’t
even know a name for this catch, to look for more info.