Leatherwork

Leather Works Products Co. Strap Cutter

Modern Leather Strap Cutter

In last week’s post, I introduced the C.S. Osborne & Co. Draw Gauge.  It’s a beautiful antique and works well, but it has an exposed blade which makes it difficult to handle and store. However, there is an improved version of this tool that is marketed through leather supply...

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C. S. Osborne & Co. Leather Strap Cutter

This week’s antique is a #44 C.S. Osborne & Co. leather strap cutter or “draw gauge”.  These tools were used to cut straps (such as belts) by drawing the blade down a piece of leather with the edge of the leather riding against the tool body.  This tool works...

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