Just keeping busy now.
And got a new tool. Well. I say new, it was made in the 1950s in Germany, but never bought. New old stock is the term I think.
It’s a welt knife. For cutting welts, obviously. What’s a welt?
The problem is trimming the welt without cutting into the upper leather. The solution was the welt knife – it’s got a blunt runner of sorts on one side of the blade, you run that along the upper and the blade cuts the welt and only the welt. Why do I want it? Because you need to do that for a french edge, where the lining of a piece is glued face-to-face to the outside, stitched, then folded over the top of the piece to the inside, glued again, and stitched again.… Read the rest