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#1 Lewis Davies

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 05:12 PM

Does anyone have one that works for sale?

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 07:40 AM

Lewis Davies, I could never find one that made a clean cut. So I found a few punches at a leather store.


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Posted 01 November 2019 - 10:10 PM

Most of the times there to of to make a clean cut as schneiderfrei said. In the early days you could buy new knives. All this has disapeared.
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Posted 02 November 2019 - 09:22 PM

i have one that makes a nice clean straight cut but i have seen some german ones that look very very clean recently 

hmmmmm thanks for the wisdom tho guys will have to see it working before i buy 


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 07:26 AM

i have one that makes a nice clean straight cut but i have seen some german ones that look very very clean recently 

hmmmmm thanks for the wisdom tho guys will have to see it working before i buy 

 

Talking about mine?

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I guess I was very lucky with them. Teardrop versions are hard(er) to find.

Yours cut the eye as well, don't they? So just snip the edges off to make it teardrop?!


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 07:36 PM

Something I have found is https://www.artisanl...4mm-2048-p.html A buttonhole punch for leatherwork, you would still have to cut the cheeks off. You can get oval punches and then use a chisel or snips (https://www.whiteley...hole-scissors/) which might be a good way to go. Currently I use a Wilkinson's buttonhole scissors and cut the old fashioned way.



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 08:19 AM

 
Talking about mine?
https://www.instagra.../p/B11f2FDpZfK/
I guess I was very lucky with them. Teardrop versions are hard(er) to find.
Yours cut the eye as well, don't they? So just snip the edges off to make it teardrop?!



Ahhhh that is youuuuuuuu

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I saw you brought them they look amazing, I have an older wiss pair that the hole isnt in amazing condition.
I didnt realise that you were based in the uk

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:59 PM

 

 

 I have an older Wiss pair that the hole isn't in amazing condition

If the hole punch is just blunt and not nicked you can easily sharpen it. That is what I did with my (other and similar to yours) ones.

If you can get it out, just clamp it in a drill and sharpen the edge on fine sanding paper at low speed.


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:06 PM

I have both German button hole punches. Paid a lot of money for the one time opportunity. Someone is reproducing the one, but very expensive and not vintage. I am not tailoring anymore, I just look at them.


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