Leather Splitter/Skiver

Yes, I am the proud owner of an Osborne 86a leather splitter. The single most expensive tool I own. It is of cast iron framework but it’s the high-quality blade that adds most to its value. I have mounted it on wood which I attach to the edge of my bench with sturdy G clamps.


I use this tool mainly to thin the buckle end of my leather belts. I could do this with the hand skiver or the head knife but I chose to treat myself to this, because I like toys. I pull the strap through and in one or two passes I have trimmed the required amount and am left with a perfectly smooth finish to the area of leather I intend to turn over.

Little London Leather, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0PZ

To view the range in my home please contact me to arrange a time, thank you. 

T: 01747 855177

M: 07771 832488

E: martin@littlelondonleather.co.uk

MON - SUN:  9am - 8pm

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