Along with wood, leather represents one of humanity’s earliest building materials. I’ve done a lot of work with leather, whether making sheaths and cases for my various tools, making an embossed wallet, or even sewing a pair of leather pants, seen in Figure 6-1.
In this chapter I’ll share a selection of some of my favorite leather-working tools as well as a pair of projects: a knife sheath and a backpack.
Leather has a unique set of tools to cut, shape, and emboss it. These are tools I use the most when working with leather.