Cumbria School of Saddlery
Teaching the skills of the Rural Craftsman
Tools for Sale
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These full-size stitching clams are constructed by hand in ash or beech wood by a local craftsman. They are designed for use with a 27” (69cm.) stool and measure 44”(112cm.) in length. They feature easy to open jaws which measure 2 3/4” (7cm.) and are covered in suede leather and can be adjusted for grip by turning the two butterfly nuts provided. The clams are an advance on the present trade offering because of the jaws providing a greater surface area and therefore more grip. They also have a solid, comfortable feel and are great to use.
Price £75 plus £12.00 UK postage and packing.
The Small Clams
These are very similar to the above only much smaller in length and designed for use with a kitchen chair. They measure 34”(86cm.) - the jaw measurement being the same as the full size clams.
Price £65 plus £12.00 UK postage and packing.
These useful hand-made items will make stitching running keepers pure joy! They fit into the jaws of the clams and incorporate a spring to enable easy opening.
Price £16.50 plus £2.00 UK postage and packing.
The Loop Sticks
A set of eight beautifully crafted sticks made from tapered hardwood to enable you to block those keepers to perfection. Sizes from 3/8ths (10mm) to 1 1/4 (31mm).
Price £23.50 plus £5.00 UK postage and packing.
The Set of Flocking Irons
Superbly made by local Cumbrian craftsmen these specially shaped irons are designed for saddle flocking using the unique method taught at the School. In finely-tapered stainless steel, each one of the set of three is finished off with a turned handle and small ferrule to access those awkward places under the panel.
Price £70 plus £6 UK postage and packing.
This tool, indispensable to the saddle re-flocker, is again hand-turned by a local craftsman in an English wood, yew, hawthorn or oak. It fits into the hand and has exactly the right weight for the job.
Price £18.50 plus £5.00 UK postage and packing.
Locally made, this strop will help to keep your knives in tip-top shape. Solidly built and covered both sides in leather.
Price £13.50 plus £5.00 UK postage and packing.
"The Saddlery and Leatherwork Measurements Book" by A.D.R.May
A rare collection of measurements of horse and dog requisites I have put together over 34 years.
Price £25.00 plus £1.50 UK postage and packing.
"Cumbria School of Saddlery" Apron
White cotton apron with logo.
Price £12.00 plus £1.50 UK postage and packing.