Craft Sha FLINT Leathercraft Tool French Edger 6mm or 15/64" Leather Skiver Beveler
You are looking at a brand new French Edger in 6mm (15/64") from the Flint Leather Tool collection by Craft Sha. This tool is developed with precision in mind to aid for chamfering, paring, and thinning leather edges.
You are looking at a brand new French Edger in 6mm (15/64") from the FLINT Leather Tool collection by Craft Sha. This tool is developed with precision in mind to aid for chamfering, paring, and thinning leather edges. Guaranteed to be sharp straight out of the packaging. Please note: Also available separately in 10mm.
To use, simply hold your leather firmly, flesh side up, position your French Edger at the desired angle at the corner closest to you, and push the blade away from you firmly to cut the edge of your leather using a steady hand. Should you wish to ensure accuracy, scribe a guide line on the flesh side of the leather for the higher side of the blade to follow while cutting.
Forged of speciality high quality D2 stainless steel so this makes the perfect tool for cutting edges and skiving. And with the narrow edge and toe design, it would let you work on tight clearances without difficulties. The blade for this French Edger is forged from quality D2 stainless steel. D2 steel is an air hardening, high chromium, and high carbon tool steel. The hardness of this steel is in the impressive 55-62 HRC range. The high chromium content of D2 means it won't normally corrode or rust and retains its cutting edge. The handle is made of beautiful ebony wood with a machined brass ferrules to firmly hold the tool together.
Please note that the background grid is in square millimetres.
Quality commissioned in China by Craft Sha for the Japan market. Only the finest leather tools are permitted to carry Craft Sha's FLINT brand. Each tool is artisan made from the finest quality wood and steel, and is held to the highest Japanese level of precision workmanship, standards and tolerances, in order to ensure years of faithful performance. Made in the tradition of the finest leathercraft tools, and while imitation may be the highest form of flattery, insist on only genuine FLINT brand when selecting the leathercraft tools you deserve.
To sharpen this tool, simply run the blade over an oiled, fine grit whet or oil stone (1000 grit or higher) in a forward and backward motion, non-bevelled side down, until the desired sharpness is attained. After which the blade should be stropped over a leather strop treated with jewellers rouge for best results. Ensure the cutting edge of the blade is not struck or stored in contact with hard objects. Keep out of the reach of children.