Oka Diamond Hole Punch 5mm 1 Prong Leathercraft Stitch Punch Pricking Iron Leather Stitching Chisel Leatherworking Hand Sewing Tool
This single prong pricking iron is great for leather stitching. Use this along with other Oka pricking irons with different spacing and prong numbers to finish your leather projects.
For smooth work, efficiency, and a beautiful hand-sewn finish, Oka of Japan developed and manufactured this quality diamond point pricking iron for all your leathercraft stitching needs. The whole tool is tempered with a black coating, making this tool rust-resistant and will last for many years. This tool's prong is expertly honed and the handle is knurled to produce professional-looking stitch holes every time.
Use this single prong pricking iron when you need to punch stitch holes on the corners of your leather. This tool is also useful for adding holes to a specific spot of your leathercraft or adding holes at custom spacing.
Size (space between tips of prongs):
Available prong numbers (each sold separately):
This tool should be struck with a soft-headed hammer, never a metal head hammer, and always draw the stitching chisel straight out of your leatherwork after punching, not in a side to side motion, as this might cause the prongs to snap.
Please keep in mind that the prongs on this tool are heavily tempered, which makes them extremely hard and gives them exceptionally long lasting penetrative abilities. Yet tempering makes the prongs somewhat brittle, allowing the prongs to break off rather than bend when damaged. While this may not sound preferable, this is, in fact, an excellent design feature as the prongs will break off when damaged rather than to become misaligned, thereby preventing the permanent damage to your leatherwork that can occur with undetected bent prongs, an occurrence that happens with cheaper tools. Keep this tool away from other tools and other objects, and do not drop or allow this to to strike it against a hard surface.
Keep out of the reach of children.
|Net weight||63 g|