Today’s post is an educational video sent to us by one of our community members that highlights a little piece of leatherworking history. Specifically, it goes into some detail about the tools and techniques that have traditionally been used in making a dog collar. Many of these techniques will be familiar to you. Many of the tools are still available in their original form today.
I love this video because it really gives a lot of perspective on just how far we’ve come in leatherworking. Some tools and techniques have stood the test of time, whereas it’s also clear that we now benefit from having access to better materials and the added knowledge of generations of new artisans and craftsman.
How long have you been doing leatherworking? Are you an old hand that has stories/insight from ‘way back when’ that you’d like to share with the community? We’d love to hear from you!
Let us know by leaving a comment below.
I loved the video. Thank you very much. I couldn’t understand what the name of the ring looking tool that she was using when stitching .Do they still Make them?
It’s called a “Hockle.” I doubt very much that it’s still made, at least in a finger ring style. If protecting your hand is your goal, C. S. Osbourne makes a hand glove that has a metal disc sewn into the palm to push the needle through the leather.
Thanks for the info, Jim!
Such a lovely video! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Suze! We really enjoyed it too! I appreciate you taking the time to watch it.
Hola desde Uruguay. Hermosas herramientas , en nuestro país no se consigue herramientas de esa calidad. Saludos
Thanks for reading our post, Marcelo! Know that we would be happy to ship tools to you to Uruguay if there is something specific that you wanted. Have a great day!
Brilliant video. Enjoyed watching the whole process. As a newcomer to leatherwork, it was great to see all the tools in use. Keep up all these really interesting videos. I like to watching them to learn all about these wonderful skills in action.
I pick up more watching someone than by reading a book……I always see something to help me along my journey in leather………PLEASE keep these type of videos coming……Thanks
Thanks so much for your positive feedback, Brian! We’ll have more videos to share soon =)
I really enjoyed watching you both work. I’m a leather craftsman from Italy who has worked in this field for many years so it’s great to see other real professionals at work with the same techniques. the enthusiasm is evident, just like me!! That’s for a great video. Giorgio
Thanks for your feedback, Giorgio!