Fernando and his old tools!

the leather working tools that FG leather bags uses
The tools Fernando uses on a daily basis.

Fernando makes his bags, purses, wallets, cases, backpacks and so on ENTIRELY by hand… and obviously with the use of a whole range of tools, many now almost antiques.

The other day I came across an article about leatherworking and made a note of some of the names of these tools. Previously I´d only thought of them by their Spanish names…

Saddler´s clams, overstitch wheel (used for marking the holes for stitching; sometimes he just uses a fork!) various stitching awls, skirt shave/edge shaves/bevellers, harness needles, cork block, waxed thread, rivet setters, wooden mallet, leather punch, leather knife, round knife, cutting board, metal straight-edge, cobbler´s last…

The saddler´s clams and the mallet are lovely-looking tools.

 

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