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Historic Leather handmade products

Leather card cases and other leather products made from leather derived from historic pieces. From cold war Soviet airforce jackets to American airforce WW2 leather jackets we have tried to find leather which has a history. It takes a long time to dissemble leather jackets and treat the leather and of course the leather has the stains and patina of hard use. It does not have tears or rips and it’s character tells the story of these momentous times in our history. Some of the leather is over one hundred years old and the items from which it has come have been carefully preserved by families whose forefathers took part in these historic events. Leather products and indeed many other functional items associated with our daily life should have a context and make a statement of what we as individuals are and we have tried to make products with this in mind.


Upright card case

The back piece of leather is from the A2 American leather Army Airforce jacket of WW2 era. The front two pieces of leather are from Soviet air force jackets from the cold war era. The leather has been carefully dissembled from the jackets which was of itself a long and tedious process. The apparent distortion in the pictures perspective is caused by the need to get the camera angle right to show the distinctive layers the products are straight. Inclusive of UK postage, boxed and with a letter on handmade paper describing the item the price is 45

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Landscape card case 300

The description of this product is the same as the product above. The origins of the leather is the same. Inclusive of UK postage and with a letter on handmade paper describing the item the price is 45

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Brass bottle opener keyring

Have a look at some of our brass foundry items. Useful keyrings and belt hooks.


VE Day commemeration

2020 marks the 20th Anniversary of VE day have a look at some of our iconic pieces commemorating this event by clicking on the logo left.


V1 solid black 150

One of our latest products is a handmade Sheffield pocket knife which incorporates part of a WW2 German rocket  in it’s making. The V1 otherwise known as the dooblebug or buzzbomb was the first of Hitlers terror weapons and can best be described as the forerunner of the cruise missile. It heralded the the dawn of the space race and the advent of rockets. We only have a few of these Sheffield made pocket knives and you can see them by clicking on the logo left.


Shaving mug2

To bring you down to earth of a morning is a shaving mug recreating one of my late Uncle Cecils trade cards. Cecil was unfortunately run down by a trolley bus one foggy evening on Manchester Piccadilly after a visit to his favourite hostelry in Manchester City centre. After his unfortunate and untimely demise there was a global shortage of treatments for pustulent emanations.


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