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
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
HF Osborne #2 Leather Tickler
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
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
Gomph #2 and #3 single Edge Creasers
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