Kyoshin Elle 1x3mm Leathercraft Tool Pricking Iron 3mm Single Prong Diamond Point Leather Stitch Punch, for Leatherworking
This pricking iron by Kyoshin Elle is ideal for creating consistent, professional-looking stitches in your leathercraft.
This excellent, single prong 3mm diamond pricking iron is made in Japan by Kyoshin Elle, with high quality tempered tool steel. This pricking iron is perfect for making corner stitch holes, or perfectly placing a stitch hole in just the right place when dealing with overlapping leather.
Forged from tool steel, a variety of carbon steel and alloy steel that has specific properties including hardness, wear resistance, toughness, and resistance to softening at high temperatures, makes this the perfect addition to your leathercraft tool kit.
Approximate Dimensions & Product Data:
- Material: Tool Steel
- Compatible size: 3mm
Available prong numbers and sizes (each sold separately):
- 1-Prong (3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm)
- 2-Prong (3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm)
- 3-Prong (3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm)
- 4-Prong (3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm)
- 6-Prong (3mm, 4mm, 5mm)
The prongs on this tool are heavily tempered, which makes them extremely strong yet brittle, so overworked prongs will break off rather than bend. This is by design, because the bent prongs of lower-quality pricking irons bend more quickly, potentially damaging your leatherwork by generating permanent uneven stitch holes if not spotted. This excellent tool's finely tempered prongs have a dual purpose: they safeguard your leatherwork from uneven stitching by breaking, rather than bending, when overstressed. Protecting you against uneven tool stitching while providing longer-lasting points that require less sharpening and have more penetrating force. This dual function is extremely useful since it offers you peace of mind, knowing that even a single irregular hole will not damage the leather masterpiece you've spent so much time creating.
Please keep in mind that the professional nature of this tool necessitates extra caution. Always use a soft-headed hammer (never a metal one) to gently tap it into your leatherwork. When removing it, pull it straight out of your leatherwork, never shifting it side to side to loosen it, since this might break the prongs. Avoid using leather that is so thick that it is impossible to remove. A larger pricking iron is advised if you work with leather that is thick enough to make removal difficult. Please keep this tool away from other tools and other objects, and do not drop or hit it against a hard surface.
Photos with background grids are measured in millimetres, with each square representing one square millimetre.
This listing is for Kyoshin Elle Pricking Iron 1x3mm only. Photos showing other tools and materials are for illustrative purposes only.