Leather Rosette/Concho Cutter

A rosette cutter sometimes referred to as a concho cutter, is a type of metal punch that cuts rosette shapes out of leather. Rosettes are decorated embellishments applied to leather work, usually saddlery. They can come in different designs, though the most common is a circle with about 16 rounded points that make up the perimeter. Think a many-pointed star, though with rounded points.

Cutting these each by hand can become very time-consuming. With a rosette cutter, it is much faster. Just place the cutter on the leather, hit it with a hammer, maul, or mallet, and the rosette is cut. Many can be made in a fraction of the time of manually-cut pieces. These tools come in various sizes, each of which can be used depending on your needs.