We've hand-picked a small selection of Leather Stamping tools (and mallets) that are among the best choices for miniature leatherworking projects.
Did you know that you can sand, file, grind or change the shape of some of these tools to customize them to better suit your needs? All you need is some sandpaper or files, a hard surface (such as the top of a bench-vise or anvil) and a hammer, (a grinder will work if you have one). You can modify standard off-the-shelf tools to be smaller or more refined.
MalletsWe offer two mallets: an inexpensive and light-weight wooden mallet, as well as a traditional rawhide mallet (9 oz. weight). These non-metal mallets are best for use with leather stamps, as they won't damage or mash the handles.
|TL410||Wooden Mallet/8 oz.||$10.00|
|TL412||Rawhide Mallet/9 oz.||$30.00|
|Poor Gary, he can't figure out which to choose...|
Leather StampsA select offering of Craftool brand small leather stamps, suitable for miniatures and small carving projects.
Items are shown about double their actual size.
|Leather Stamping Tools|
|Bevel around the edges of knife cuts to bring out the relief of a design||Softly contour leaves|
|Contour and lightly texture areas within a design||Detail out the veining around flowers and leaves; use as a bordering design|
|Add leaf veins and details to floral designs||Use in the center, or tilt to only use one edge to add veining and details|
|Use in the center, or tilt to only use one edge to add veining and details||Stamp once, turn the tool 180 degrees and line up the center and stamp again to obtain a "flower". Use a modeling tool or tip of the beveler to pick out every-other "crease" between the "petals" to form a small, raised flower.|
|Flower centers, backgrounding texture; also can be used to add design to metal items||Flower centers; also can be used to add design to metal items|
|Flower centers; also can be used to add design to metal items|