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  • Camouflage Carving Tool (D454)18mm

    Camouflage Carving Tool (D454)18mm

    $16.95

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    SKU: 2709-00

  • Carving Tool X Pattern E-685-S 9mm

    Carving Tool X Pattern E-685-S 9mm

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    SKU: MAC3526

  • Carving Tool A114 Background

    Carving Tool A114 Background

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    SKU: 5722-00

  • Carving Tool A118 Background

    Carving Tool A118 Background

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    SKU: 5723-00

  • Carving Tool A888-2

    Carving Tool A888-2

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    SKU: 5721-00

  • Carving Tool B200

    Carving Tool B200

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    SKU: 5720-00

  • A118 Carving Tool Background Tool 8mm

    Carving Tool Background Tool

    $16.50

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    SKU: MAC3388

  • Carving Tool Background Tool (A106) 6mm

    Carving Tool Background Tool (A106) 6mm

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    SKU: MAC2804

  • Carving Tool Background Tool (BW11) 4mm

    Carving Tool Background Tool (BW11) 4mm

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    SKU: 1967-00

  • Carving Tool Background-Tool A105 7mm

    Carving Tool Background-Tool A105 7mm

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    SKU: MAC3181

  • Carving Tool Barbed Wire (BW3) 15mm

    Carving Tool Barbed Wire (BW3) 15mm

    $16.50

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    SKU: 1811-00

  • Carving Tool Barbed Wire (BW448)10mm

    Carving Tool Barbed Wire (BW448)10mm

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    SKU: 1974-00

  • Carving Tool Basket Weave X513 12mm

    Carving Tool Basket Weave X513 12mm

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    SKU: MAC3522

  • Carving Tool Basket-Weave (X501) 12mm

    Carving Tool Basket-Weave (X501) 12mm

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    SKU: 3781-00

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    Carving Tool Basket-Weave (X514S) 16mm

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    SKU: MAC3521

  • Carving Tool Basket-Weave X498 17mm

    Carving Tool Basket-Weave X498 17mm

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    SKU: MAC3524

  • Carving Tool Basket-Weave X510 14mm

    Carving Tool Basket-Weave X510 14mm

    $16.95

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    SKU: MAC3173

  • Carving Tool Border D4455 8mm

    Carving Tool Border D4455 8mm

    $16.95

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    SKU: MAC2803

  • Carving Tool Camouflage 12mm BW18

    Carving Tool Camouflage 12mm BW18

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    SKU: MAC3505

  • Carving Tool Camouflage C431 8mm

    Carving Tool Camouflage C431 8mm

    $16.95

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    SKU: MAC3504

  • Carving Tool Club (O87) 9mm

    Carving Tool Club (O87) 9mm

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    SKU: 1985-00

  • Carving Tool Double-Sided (B997) Bevel 8mm

    Carving Tool Double-Sided (B997) Bevel 8mm

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    SKU: MAC3542

  • Carving Tool E294-04 Matting Stamp

    Carving Tool E294-04 Matting Stamp

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    SKU: 5725-00

  • Carving Tool Edge Bevel Rounded (B-60)

    Carving Tool Edge Bevel Rounded (B-60)

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    SKU: MAC3179

  • Carving Tool Edge Bevel Smooth BW20 6mm

    Carving Tool Edge Bevel Smooth BW20 6mm

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    SKU: MAC3514

  • Carving Tool Edge Bevel-Hatched (PB012) 5mm

    Carving Tool Edge Bevel-Hatched (PB012) 5mm

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    SKU: MAC3513

  • Carving Tool Edge Bevel-Hatched (PB014) 7mm

    Carving Tool Edge Bevel-Hatched (PB014) 7mm

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    SKU: MAC3517

  • Carving Tool Edge Bevel-Triangle Hatch F976

    Carving Tool Edge Bevel-Triangle Hatch F976

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    SKU: MAC3509

  • Carving Tool Edge-Bevel Hatch (PB013) 6mm

    Carving Tool Edge-Bevel Hatch (PB013) 6mm

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    SKU: MAC3511

  • Carving Tool Edge-Bevel Hatched (B198) 5mm

    Carving Tool Edge-Bevel Hatched (B198) 5mm

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    SKU: 1982-00

Leather carving and Tooling is a skilled craft that involves the art of creating intricate and decorative designs on leather surfaces. It is a time-honoured technique that has been practised for centuries and continues to be appreciated for its beauty and craftsmanship. The process of leather carving begins with selecting a suitable piece of leather. Vegetable-tanned leather is commonly used due to its ability to hold intricate designs and its durability. Once the leather is chosen, the design is carefully transferred onto the surface using tracing paper or by freehand drawing.

To bring the design to life, skilled artisans utilise a variety of specialised tools specifically designed for leather carving. These tools are essential for achieving precise cuts, adding texture, and creating depth in the leather. One of the primary tools used in leather carving is the swivel knife. The swivel knife features a sharp, pointed blade that can rotate freely. It is used to outline the design and make precise cuts. By adjusting the angle and pressure, the artisan can create different line widths and depths, adding dimension to the design.

Bevelers are another crucial tool in leather carving. They are used to create depth and dimension in the design by removing layers of leather. Bevelers come in various shapes, allowing artisans to create different effects, such as smooth curves or sharp angles. By strategically beveling the leather, the artisan can achieve a three-dimensional appearance. Shaders are tools used to add texture and shading to the design. They have a flat or rounded edge with various patterns or textures. Shaders are employed to create realistic effects, such as hair, feathers, or floral elements. By carefully applying pressure and using different shading techniques, the artisan can bring the design to life and create a sense of depth.

Background tools are essential for creating a smooth and even surface on the leather surrounding the design. They are used to remove excess leather and create a contrasting background, allowing the carved design to stand out. Background tools come in various shapes and sizes to accommodate different design elements and intricacies. Leather carving tools are typically made from high-quality steel or metal alloys, ensuring durability and precision. They are crafted with ergonomic handles to provide comfort and control during the carving process. These tools require regular sharpening and maintenance to maintain their effectiveness.

Whether you are a professional leather carver or a hobbyist, investing in quality tools is crucial for achieving exquisite results and enjoying the art of leather carving to its fullest. With practice and the right tools, artisans can create stunning carved leather pieces that showcase their creativity and skill. Leather carving and Tooling is a captivating craft that combines tradition, artistry, and craftsmanship to produce unique and beautiful works of art.

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