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Bruce Johnson 
Leather Tools

Plough Gauges and Draw Gauges

Sections below include -

  • Plough Gauges
  • Draw Gauges

Please click on the small thumbnail pictures to open them up in a larger size and read the description.

Plough Gauges

Plough gauges are a European origin tool used to cut straps. They are used in a pushing motion. The blade is in line with the handle and will cut wider straps more easily than a draw gauge. These come from fine European makers like Dixon, Blanchard, Vergez-Blanchard, and Mayer-Flamery.

Dixon and other British Makers

Blanchard/Vergez-Blanchard

Mayer-Flamery

Draw Gauges

Draw gauges are used to cut leather strips. The draw gauges are from American makers such as CS Osborne, HF Osborne, and once in a while draw gauges from Henry Sauerbier and others. They have all of the gibs/shims and all come with a new re-profiled and sharpened blade.

HF Osborne

CS Osborne

Other Makers