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    Leatherworking and manufacturing.

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    Bags, belts and sundries
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    Everything - except for carving and lacing

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  1. Hey buddy, Would it be possible to get a more comprehensive list of the tools you’re letting go off? Sorry to hear you’re closing down your business - I hope it was your own, voluntary decision either here or via email
  2. It’s one of Weavers edgers. I would go with one of Barry King’s though, if you want a recommendation for an American edger
  3. Barry King if new. or check out Bruce Johnsons site if you like old/refurbished tools. this subject has been covered before. Search around if you want more in depth answers
  4. If you're looking for a stitching grooved - there's only one. The one from Bob Douglas. I've seen some Chinese replicas, that might also work, but I haven't tried them
  5. It's the same marking on a tool that @Trox showed from his tools lot from a Norwegian saddlery. I'm completely convinced that it's of German origin, as I've seen a couple of things from Germany carrying that mark. However I don't know the name of the manufacturer or the name of the shop that sold it. Apparently private label manufacturing was pretty common in Germany meaning the manufacturer didn't put his stamp on it, but instead added the name/logo of the shop that sold it. Except for an almost complete set of antique German round punches, my recent tool purchases have almost all been new and Chinese and South Korean. I must admit I'm pretty surprised by the tools that they're able to make. Some have really surpassed my expectations. I think we'll be seeing some terrific tools from China/South Korean, once they start fully understanding leather tools and the use of them.
  6. Bob's still in business. I have his contact information, but I can't for the life of me find it right now. But I'm pretty sure someone else listed it here.
  7. Always call Kappey - they or some of their staff speak English.
  8. The first washer cutter is German. The company is called something along the lines of Rössler - Walter should be able to confirm. I have some tools that bear that mark and they've all been bought in Germany or Denmark. - I have a feeling the other washer cutter is German too. I think I remember seeing it somewhere not too long ago, so that washer cutter isn't that old. Beautiful strap end punch btw.
  9. Hej Tor, What a find! I've never seen that stamp before. But maybe some fresh eyes could give you new clues. Maybe the bird is a Phoenix? Rising from the ashes or burning up. What you read as HF looks more like AF to me or the letter Æ/AE to me.
  10. Depends on the price he's getting obviously :-D I don't know if this would work as a mallet die (I take it you don't have a clicking machine on hand), but Texas Custom dies can make custom dies and custom mallet dies - they come recommended by a ton of people here.
  11. Chromexcel can't be found at any tanneries in them UK, as it's an article made by Horween in the US. Basically it's a retanned leather meaning chrome tanned, and a slight veg tannage. You probably won't find a substitute leather in the UK, but you'll find much better leathers, if you look around. If you need it in any thicker substances, then you should either ask AA Crack about a custom order (expect high minimums) which are the sole UK agents for Horween or order from the US from Maverick leather - look them up on Instagram for bargains.
  12. Alternatively check out Danny Marlin - I saw a groover of his and it looked really beautiful! Danny can be found and contacted through Facebook, I think
  13. Have any of you bought any of these high end Chinese tools recently? and if so would you care to share your experiences? One thing I'm especially interested in right now is edgers by Mason / CMdachong. I tried a set of pricking irons - bought through Muxi Lu and they performed quite well, but the size of the handle didn't fit my hands as nicely as Blanchard, so I passed them onto a friend of mine. But they looked nowhere near as nice as Amy Roke/Yidao irons, which I haven't handled, but enough people who's opinion I trust, has recommended them. I've also seen the user Yangtools on Instagram who appears to be making a very nice awl - and a French edge skiver. Plus he's basically also copying DolDokki, which is very understandable, as they're beautiful.
  14. I don't think I managed to buy enough Bob Douglas tools before Sheridan Leather closed its doors. I'm mainly looking for edgers, but his other tools are also of interest. And I would also like to find a colt stitcher. So if you have any Bob Douglas tools kicking around your workshop that you aren't using enough, let me know and I might be interested. Please get in touch.
  15. Did anyone digitalize the pattern for the Swiss sewing clamp? I'm thinking about commissioning the making of one.
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