Spoon Busk Metal Front Corset Fastener
The Spoon Busk Metal Front Corset Fastener is a specialized kind of busk (the rigid length of steel at the front of the corset). As its name implies, it is shaped like a spoon, with the bottom part of the busk widening and taking a dished form. Corsets with a Spoon busks usually descend to a point lower than the level of the hips at the front.
Here is an interesting piece of history – it was invented in 1879 by Joseph Beckel of New York as an alternative to the straight busks of the time. The straight busks had a tendency to produce a bulge of flesh at the bottom edge of the corset, when the corset was tight-laced. The wide, dished part of a spoon busk accommodates the abdomen, and at the same time compresses and controls it.
How to Use:
A Spoon Busk Metal Front Corset Fastener is built into the front of a corset in exactly the same way as a regular straight busk is inserted. However, the curved lower portion of the busk allows it to go over the tummy area with greater comfort. The extended lower section also offers great control in this area.
The sewing of the Spoon Busk is no more difficult than a regular straight busk, however, due to its unusual shape, it is bound to create a favourable impression with clients or friends; as the perception is that it is difficult to install.
Our Spoon Busk is available in 2 sizes: 12″ (30 cm) in length and 14″ (35.5 cm) in length. To measure for a spoon busk, use a rigid ruler, while seated to measure in the pelvic area between the legs up to the area between the breasts, roughly level with the bust point. For an underbust corset, the top of the Spoon Busk should sit below the bust.
All Spoon Busks are available in high quality galvanized steel, with nickle studs and loops (the only part visible when the busk is sewn into the corset).