In the modern machine-built age most people have forgotten the art of leathercrafting, but a few hardworking people still practice and support it. This set of starter tools provides a solid entry point for those rugged folks who’d like to give it a go.
For anyone wanting to set up their own leathercrafting workshop, the set includes all the tools necessary to cut, skive, punch, sharpen, strip, set eyelets, rivets, and grommets, and, in general, make first-class leatherwork. Of course if it’s your first time you’re not likely to create a masterpiece, so the kit includes five instruction books with patterns, techniques, and how-to’s.
Leatherwork isn’t cheap to buy or create — this set runs a bit on the high side at around $800 — but the heavy buy-in price does get you a bunch of know-how and a ton of tools.
Leathercrafter’s Ultimate Workshop [Circle KB]