Leather-working tools

Tools that Harpenden craftsmen would have used

By Les Casey

This is just a small sample of tools used by shoe-makers and cobblers from our Museum collection. 

Photo:Display of shoe-maker's and leather worker's tools

Display of shoe-maker's and leather worker's tools

Les Casey's collection

Photo:Cobbler's 'feet' and 'heels', commonly called lasts - used in mending boots and shoes

Cobbler's 'feet' and 'heels', commonly called lasts - used in mending boots and shoes

Les Casey's collection

Photo:Leather-cutting knife and leather-shaving tool

Leather-cutting knife and leather-shaving tool

Les Casey's collection

Photo:Stitch-marking tools for leather-work

Stitch-marking tools for leather-work

Les Casey's collection

Photo:Lasting pliers, for stretching leather

Lasting pliers, for stretching leather

Les Casey's collection

This page was added by Rosemary Ross on 15/03/2011.

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