"Tacks are always better than staples for canvases, but many modern tacks are dull and made overseas. One step better than modern tacks are blued steel tacks which I've recovered while working on some furniture refinishing. These tacks are around 100 years old and sharp as the day they were forged. The other advantage is that they're blued to protect against rust. I'm constantly looking to the past to learn about craftsmanship and I'll be re-using these beautiful tacks at EAS Custom Canvas."