Leather Working Tooling, Etching, & Engraving Tools

Leather tooling, etching, and engraving are styles of leather working that involve altering the surface of leather material for visual and aesthetic enjoyment. Some of this work involves tremendous skill and practice to do it well.

Leather tooling is the practice of imprinting designs into leather, usually with metal stamps. The stamps available cover a nearly endless amount of designs, shapes, sizes, letters, and numbers.

Leather etching, which can also involve leather engraving, is the practice of cutting into the leather’s surface to produce intricate or decorative patterns. This usually involves the use of specialized knives as the crafter’s tool for this impressive style of leather work.