Kyoshin Elle Leathercraft Stitching Chisel 4x3mm European Leather Pricking Iron | Goods Japan

Kyoshin Elle Leathercraft Tool 4x3mm European Style Stitching Chisel 4-Prong Leather Pricking Iron, to Punch Sewing Holes in Leatherworking

The flat, diagonal stitch holes punched by this European-style pricking iron are ideal for hand leather stitching. This tool is constructed of high-quality materials and will last for many years.


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This European-style leather pricking iron by Kyoshin Elle is made in Japan with high-quality tool steel. This tool is exceptionally hard, has good penetrative qualities and wear resistance, and is simple to use, allowing you to enjoy leathercraft even more. This tool punches flat, diagonal stitch holes, which are perfect for hand leather stitching and provide your leather products a distinct look. The handle is knurled to be non-slip and ergonomically designed to suit your hand pleasantly while working on your leather project.

Create lengthy, consistent professional-grade stitching holes on the edges of your leather with this 4-prong European-style pricking iron. This tool is appropriate for both novice and experienced leatherworkers alike. To protect your tool and workspace, place a board beneath the leather before punching. The size number is etched on the handle's end, making it simple to figure out what size you'll need for your leather job.

Available prong numbers and sizes (each sold separately):

  • Single Prong
  • 2-Prong (3mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm)
  • 4-Prong (3mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm)
  • 6-Prong (3mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm)

When using this tool, always use a soft-headed hammer (never a metal one) and gently tap it into your leatherwork. When removing it, always pull it straight out of your leatherwork; never twist it side to side to loosen it or the prongs may break. Avoid using leather that is so thick that it is difficult 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.

Please keep in mind that the prongs on this tool are highly tempered, which makes them extremely strong yet brittle, and overstressed 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 causing permanent uneven stitch holes if left unchecked. This tool's finely tempered prongs have a dual purpose: they safeguard your leatherwork from uneven stitching by breaking rather than bending when overstressed, while providing longer-lasting points that require less sharpening and have better penetrating force while protecting you from uneven stitching of a bent tool. This dual function is extremely useful since it provides you peace of mind, knowing that even a single irregular hole will not harm the leather masterpiece you've spent so much time creating.

This listing is for Kyoshin Elle 4x3mm European Leather Pricking Iron only. Photos showing other tools and materials are for illustrative purposes only.

Keep out of the reach of children.


Item ID 42918
Condition New
Model 50231-04
Manufacturer Kyoshin Elle
Manufacturing country Japan
Net weight 20 g
Weight 70 g