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June 6th,2011 – Leather Plough Gauges, Draw gauges, with Gomph and Osborne Round Knives For Sale

June 5th, 2011
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In spite of unseasonal California rain, rain gutters plugged with leaves, and reinstalling the downspout diverters, I  have added quite a few vintage leather tools for sale to my website this evening. There are some really nice ones in this set.

      First off are two good plough gauges. One is a Brindley and is much like the good old Dixons. The other added tonight is a good brass-framed Blanchard – one of the revered makers of beautiful leather tools that work as well as they look.

Blanchard and Brindley Leather Plough Gauges For Sale

Blanchard and Brindley Leather Plough Gauges For Sale

 

I have added some great knives. There are two Gomphs that are very good, as well as a couple Osbornes with the Newark NJ marking. I also added an unmarked knife as well. I have had several of these unmarked knives and they are very good. Everyone who has bought one is happy. Two buyers of the unmarked knives have replied back that they were better than some expensive modern knives they have been using.

Gomph and Osborne Leather Round Knives For Sale

Gomph and Osborne Leather Round Knives For Sale

I have also listed three draw gauges – one with a 4 inch bar, another with a six inch bar, both with wooden slab handles. I have also listed an all metal draw gauge as an affordable tried and true user. These all have new blades and have been sharpened. They have all the gibs and are ready to use.

CS Osborne Leather Draw Gauges For Sale

CS Osborne Leather Draw Gauges For Sale

I have also added several overstitchers, edge bevellers, edge creasers, and strap end punches. To view these and other tools I currently have for sale, please follow this link to the leather tool section of my main website > Bruce Johnson Leather Tools .

Thanks,

Bruce

www.brucejohnsonleather.com

May 31st,2011 – Gomph and Osborne Leather Knives For Sale

May 31st, 2011
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I am adding some more leather tools for sale to the website today. I have three very good knives and some handled tools coming on today. One is a good sized hard to find HF Osborne in great condition. I have another Gomph knife that is a good one too. The third new one today is a CS Osborne in a really handy size for great control.

HF Osborne, Gomph, and CS Osborne Leather Round Knives For Sale

HF Osborne, Gomph, and CS Osborne Leather Round Knives For Sale

 

I also have some good handled tools fresh today. The Gomph patent leather/gum tool/freehand stitch groover  makes stitch grooves freehanded away from borders. It is a great tools to cut the top of stitches off for relining skirts. You run this over the top stitches to cut or weaken them. When you pull on the woolskin, the stitches pull through with very little stitch picking. That is a huge timesaver. Added today also are some larger size “layer creasers”,  CS Osborne #6 pricking wheel, round bottom edge beveler, and a nice using Gomph rein trimmer.

Gomph, CS Osborne, and HF Osborne Leather Tools For Sale

Gomph, CS Osborne, and HF Osborne Leather Tools For Sale

 

To view these and other tools I currently have for sale, please follow this link to my main website - Leather Tools For Sale 

Thanks,

Bruce

www.brucejohnsonleather.com

May 27th,2011 – More leather tools for sale, expanding my website, and some hard to find Gomph strap end punches!

May 27th, 2011
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It has been a long time since I have updated, but they will be more frequent again now. I have been working on gifts for the graduation/Father’s day season. No  gifts get shown until after the event, so not many new things I can show until graduation parties are done. I have been building a saddle also and that is pretty time intensive. In the meantime, I have had a lot of repair work to do, and that is not really much to look at either.

     The bigger news is the tools. I have a lot of good old leather working tools for sale. I have got in some really nice ones and am starting to get them on the website. The website has now expanded to three gallery pages to make viewing easier and to accommodate the increasing number of tools I am listing. I have a little over 200 or so to go on yet, so hang on. Some are good old vintage tools and others are maybe newer, but tried and true users like McMIllens and Osbornes.

  The main tool page has links to the category pages – cutting tools, wooden handle tools, and miscellaneous leather tools. Also to be a little more user friendly and a tease, there is a small gallery of  recently added tools on that main page. As even more of a tease and for serious collectors, I also have a gallery on the main page of some rare tools that are available.

    To whet the appetite of my tool friends, here are a few examples of some of what I have. I may have what you need to fill a set. Call me or email and we can talk about these.  Please click on the thumbnail images to open them up in a larger size.

     This is a pretty rare set of Gomph rosewood handle English point strap end punches from 3/8 to ¾ inch.

Gomph rosewood handle English point strap end punches

Gomph rosewood handle English point strap end punches

 

Gomph wood handle Eng point strap end punches - ends

Gomph wood handle Eng point strap end punches - ends

 

I also got a run of Gomph rosewood handle round end punches in sizes from 3/8 through 1=1/8 with a few skips.

Gomph wood handle round strap end punches

Gomph wood handle round strap end punches

 

Gomph wood handle round strap end punches - ends

Gomph wood handle round strap end punches - ends

 Finally, here is the cutest lace cutter ever. It is unused in the original little wooden box and all the graphics on the box have survived.

Elliott's lace cutter with the original box

Elliott's lace cutter with the original box

  There are a lot more tools to come. By request I am going to start sending out email notifications when new tools are listed. If you would like to be on that list, please send me an email through my website and title the message “Tool List” and I will get you added. Eventually we will get one of those fancy software subscription programs installed, but for now I am running it manually. Please double check your email address when you submit it.  Thanks!

   To see what tools I currently have for sale and the new look of the tools section of my main website, please click here – Bruce Johnson Leather Tools

Thanks,

Bruce

www.brucejohnsonleather.com

March 16th,2011 – Vintage Leather Hand Tools, Rein Rounder and Knives For Sale

March 16th, 2011
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I have added  several more vintage leather tools for sale to my website lately and have some very nice ones.

W. Rose and CS Osborne Round and Head Knives

W. Rose and CS Osborne Round and Head Knives

I have recently got in several good round knives. In this group of newly listed round knives  are a large W.  Rose knife and several C. S. Osborne round knives with the Newark NJ marking. These knives are all sharp and ready to be put to work.

French edgers, Creasers, Gouges and other hand tools

French edgers, Creasers, Gouges and other hand tools

There is a small variety of hand tools. I have French edgers from Gomph and C.S. Osborne. There are some double line creasers from H. F. Osborne, and  a very nice small Gomph tickler.

C. S. Osborne rein rounder

C. S. Osborne rein rounder

One tool I don’t get very often is a rein rounder. These are used to pull leather or braidwork through to round the shape of it. If you need one, there really isn’t a tool that can replace it for function and ease of use.

To view these tools individually with more details and other leather tools  for sale, please follow this hyperlink to my main website – Leather Tools For Sale .

Thanks,

Bruce

www.brucejohnsonleather.com

Feb 7th,2010 – Leather Knives for Sale

February 7th, 2011
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    I am listing some more knives for sale on my website today. These are all various makers and patterns of round and head knives for cutting leather. Some are over 100 years old and others are quite recent. They have all been sharpened and used by me for a few days each to insure they are the kind of knives I would personally use.  

CS Osborne 5 inch Round Knife

CS Osborne 5 inch Round Knife

   I have received two CS Osborne round knives with the Newark marking on them recently. These are over 100 years old. They are identical to each other and in very good condition. The old steel in the Osbornes is good and these knives a re a fine example of the old time care that went into making tools for the professional worker. These knives were valued for their performance and not their price.  

Gomph 3-1/2 inch Round Knife

Gomph 3-1/2 inch Round Knife

The Gomph name is synonymous with old line quality leather tools and especially knives. I have a nice larger Gomph  round knife and two smaller one for sale on the website. These are all quality knives and again, great old steel. 

Custom Maker Round Knife

Custom Maker Round Knife

Custom Maker Philadelphia/"Odd" Pattern Head Knife

Custom Maker Philadelphia/"Odd" Pattern Head Knife

I also have two pretty unmarked knives that were no doubt made by a custom knife maker who knew what he was doing. These have good steel and sold handles.  One is kind of the standard round knife shape. The other is referred to as a “Phildelphia pattern” head knife  or more correctly to some an “Odd Pattern” head knife.  The pointed tips make for  quick turns and skiving or undercutting inside curves easier than the standard round knife shape. I wouldn’t be without one.

To view these and other tools I have for sale, please follow this link – Leather Tools for Sale

Thanks,

Bruce

www.brucejohnsonleather.com

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Oct 19th, 2010 – Rose and Shapleigh Leather Knives – plus leather creasers, edgers and ticklers for sale

October 20th, 2010
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I have added several more hand tools to my website tonight. I have included some examples here, but added a lot more to my website.  The highlights are that I have added a very nice Wm Rose round knife. The Rose knives are almost legendary for their ability to hold an edge , and about as notorious for the work it takes to get that edge. They were made and sold up until about the period of the first world war, and the steel used was some of the best ever put in a knife. I have also added a nice Shapleigh knife too. It is another old line company that sold quality tools to folks who worked for a living at the trade.

William Rose Round Knife

William Rose Round Knife

 

Shapleigh Diamond Edge Round Knife

Shapleigh Diamond Edge Round Knife

 

I am also listing some ticklers ( which are also known as freehand creases). One of these is historic. It is legibly marked “J English”. Joseph English was listed as a toolmaker in 1826 and sold out to William Dodd in 1856. I am also listing an HF Osborne and some CS Osbornes as well. HF Osborne was brother to CS Osborne. HF was  in business from the 1870s until he sold out to his brother CS Osborne in 1905. CS Osborne began in the tool business under his name in 1861 and the business still continues today. The older HF and CS Osborne tools were again made in the era when the men who bought these tools were tradesmen and depended on reliable tools for their livelihood.

Joseph English leather tickler

Joseph English leather tickler

 

HF Osborne #2 Leather Tickler

HF Osborne #2 Leather Tickler

 

CS Osborne Leather Ticklers in two sizes and styles

CS Osborne Leather Ticklers in two sizes and styles

 

I have some nice edgers again – Gomph and CS Osbornes, along with a set of four numbered but not maker marked edgers. That set is sure nice to use, especially on strapwork.

Gomph #1 round bottom edger

Gomph #1 round bottom edger

 

Sizes 1-2-3-4 edgers

Sizes 1-2-3-4 edgers

 

Finally, I have several creasers for sale too. Some are single line edge creasers and some are double line creasers. I have them from Gomph, HF Osborne, and CS Osborne.

HF Osborne #4 Single Edge Creaser

HF Osborne #4 Single Edge Creaser

 

Gomph #2 and #3 single Edge Creasers

Gomph #2 and #3 single Edge Creasers

 

CS Osborne #4 Single Edge Creaser

CS Osborne #4 Single Edge Creaser

 

Again I would like to thank everyone who reads this blog. I would like to especially thank the people who have taken time to write and call me regarding tools they have questions about, or knowledge to share. Finally, thanks to everyone who has bought tools from me  and the feedback I have received. Your business is appreciated. To see more tools I have available, please follow this link to my main website here – http://brucejohnsonleather.com/content/index.php/leather_tools_for_sale/ .

Thanks again, Bruce

www.brucejohnsonleather.com

Sept 26th, 2010 – Round Knives, Overstitchers, and Edgers Added to “Leather Tools for Sale”

September 26th, 2010
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I have added several tools to my “Leather Tools for Sale” page on my website. Rather than individual descriptions, I am going to show thumbnail pictures. Please click on any of interest to see them in a bigger size. For more descriptions and pictures , please follow the link at the bottom of the post to my main website. Thanks for looking ! 

I have added several knives ranging from unmarked using knives to higher end end knives. I have personally used all of these knives for a while each to make sure they are the real deal. They are all sharpened and ready to use. Here are a few examples.

 

Gomph Round Knife - 4-1/4 Inch

Gomph Round Knife - 4-1/4 Inch

Gomph Round Knife - 6 inch

Gomph Round Knife - 6 inch

CS Osborne Star Round Knife

CS Osborne Star Round Knife

 

Clyde Round Knife

Clyde Round Knife

  

I have also added some nice Gomph round bottome edgers. These are sizes 1, 2, and 4.
Gomph Round Bottom Edgers - set of 1, 2, and 4

Gomph Round Bottom Edgers - set of 1, 2, and 4

There are also some very nice square shank CS Osborne overstitchers. I have a set of 5,6, and 7. To add to them I have separate set of 8/9, and 10. Then I have a very rare #16 for sale as a single.
CS Osborne Overstitchers - Set of 5,6, and 7

CS Osborne Overstitchers - Set of 5,6, and 7

CS Osborne Overstitchers - set of 8, 9, and 10.

CS Osborne Overstitchers - set of 8, 9, and 10.

CS Osborne #16 Overstitcher

CS Osborne #16 Overstitcher

 There is also a #7 roundshank Osborne overstitcher, a straight channeler, a very nice angled channeler, and a small screw crease.

 

CS Osborne # 7 overstitcher

CS Osborne # 7 overstitcher

CS Osborne Straight Channeler

CS Osborne Straight Channeler

CS Osborne Angled Channeler

CS Osborne Angled Channeler

CS Osborne small screwcrease

CS Osborne small screwcrease

Thank you very much for reading, and for more tools and  information please follow this link to my main website page of leather tools – http://brucejohnsonleather.com/content/index.php/leather_tools_for_sale/
Bruce

June 16th, 2010 – More Leather Tools for Sale

June 16th, 2010
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     I have  a few more tools to sell now, and have been very happy with how things have gone so far with these. I bought a set of Blanchard knives along with the plough gauge and have used these knives enough now to confidently represent them. I am pretty impressed with the steel in them – a nice balance of pretty easy to sharpen and they hold an edge. I have another Clyde round knife to sell, another overstitcher, and a special set of stamps.

Clyde round knife

Clyde round knife

This is another Clyde knife I have been using for a little while to check it out.  Just like the others I have had – good to sharpen and holds an edge.  These are sure some nice knives. I have enough knives to choose from – I am going to make someone a deal on this one at $75.

CS Osborne overstitcher #6

CS Osborne overstitcher #6

I have another #6 CS Osborne overstitcher cleaned up also. This one has a nice tight wheel with free spin and no play. Another good old user – $15.

Gomph draw gauge left side

Gomph draw gauge left sideGomph draw gauge bar

 

 

Gomph draw gauge bar

Gomph draw gauge bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an old Gomph draw gauge in excellent condition. It has a brass frame and tight wood inserts. The bar is good and it comes with a newly sharpened blade. – $120.

Hackbarth Stamps - side

Hackbarth Stamps - side

Hackbarth stamp impressions

Hackbarth stamp impressions

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a set of original Ray Hackbarth stamps. Not real commonly found and pretty pricey. They are 4-1/4” long and slightly magnetic, not the 3-7/8” non magnetic ones made later by Ellis Barnes.  There is a large and small seeder, a checkered beveler, a horizontal lined pear shader, a lined and scalloped veiner, a mediums sized cam, and a medium sized mulefoot stamp. I’d rather not piece them out right now, but maybe later. We’ll see how they go. I am pricing these out at the set of seven for $500.

Vergez Blanchard Round Knife

Vergez Blanchard Round Knife

 

 

 

 

This big round knife came in a set of Vergez Blanchard knives. It measures 7” point to point. It is kind of fun to use, and especially good to skive with. That width gives you more clearance for your left hand on flatter edge skiving.  I haven’t had any Blanchards before these, and the steel is impressing me. – $75.
Vergez Blanchard Enchancree knife

Vergez Blanchard Enchancree knife

This is Vergez Blanchard Enchancree pattern knife. I have been using one of these for a while now. These knives are good for cutting long straight runs and the long edge stays rock steady for edge skiving too. You can sharpen the top and use it like a hook, but I left this one as is on top and sharpened the front and belly of the knife. – $50.

Vergez Blanchard straight knife

Vergez Blanchard straight knife

Vergez Blanchard straight knife – I have used it for trimming and slicing. A nice knife for $25.

Vergez Blanchard hook knife

Vergez Blanchard hook knife

If you haven’t used a hook blade knife, here’s one to try. I use hook blades a lot for cutting out of corners, and for precise cuts in heavy leather, I have more control pulling a knife than pushing one. This is another Vergez Blanchard – $30.

 

Thanks to everyone who has looked and bought from me previously. I sure appreciate it. For other tools I have for sale on my website, please follow this link – http://brucejohnsonleather.com/content/index.php/leather_tools_for_sale/

Thanks,

Bruce Johnson

www.brucejohnsonleather.com