when I was doing a lot more black-powder stuff, I picked up some brass tacks and decorated the stock of my rifle. Came out nicely.
Those were good tacks, with solid brass heads. So when I thought of doing a bit of similar work I started checking around. Seems that I can find one size at one place that has a solid head, all the others are brass-plated. Damn.
And no, there's none of the old ones left; at that time Tandy had them in small packages and I only bought what I needed.
This plan will probably need rethinking.