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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Each order is constructed through an elaborate 18 step production process.

Here are just a few of the many tools used during the production of your hand stitched piece! 


PRICKING IRONS

Used to mark even stitching holes in the leather.


JAPANESE SKIVING KNIFE

A sharp angled blade used to thin down (skive) the edges of the leather.


L'Indespensible Knife

A sharp steel blade used for detailed leather cuts.


Awl

A sharp angled blade used to prepunch the leather stitching holes prior to stitching.


Edger

A grooved tool used to round the edges of a stitched leather piece. 


Wing Dividers

The adjustable wings allow for precise stitching guides to be drawn along the edge of a piece of leather.


SNIPS

Small blades designed to quickly and precisely cut the thread.  


Fileteuse Manuelle

A specialized heating iron designed to crease the edges of leather. The subtle edge crease helps to accent the stitching and provides a clean and polished look to the final product. 


Maul

The tapered and weighted head of this specially designed hammer allows the user to apply consistent and direct blows to pricking irons and punches.


Beeswax

 Applied to the linen thread prior to stitching and also used as a protective coat during the edge finishing process.


Canvas cloth

Used to burnish (polish) the edges of the leather piece during the finishing process.