Maker stories | Duke & Sons Leather

Pricking iron? Chisel? Looking for the perfect stitch.

Pricking iron? Chisel? Looking for the perfect stitch.
What is the perfect stitching iron? My search for the tool that gives me the right feeling and results when stitching my leatherwork.

How to recycle a MotoGP race suit into baby sneakers

How to recycle a MotoGP race suit into baby sneakers

I was asked by REV'IT Sport International if I can make something out of a used MotoGP race suit...

 

Opening your beer in style. The making of a bottle opener.

Opening your beer in style. The making of a bottle opener.
A bottle opener can be found in many shapes and in many tools. My goal was to design a bottle opener with a heritage look and feel, combining leather, metal and a nice industrial clasp.

Making a belt that lasts a lifetime.

Making a belt that lasts a lifetime.
The Duke & Sons Leather belt is made from 3-4mm full grain leather, from the best quality. When you see the whole hide, you already see the nice top grain and the lines from the shoulder. I would like to share the making process to give you an idea of how the belts are made. And for sure: this belt will last more than a lifetime!

Leatherworks, a must have reference book for leather craft.

Leatherworks, a must have reference book for leather craft.
A lot of people always ask about tips and tricks in Leathercraft. Although I often mention that Youtube is a good channel for finding what you are looking for, I prefer a book as a reference. I had the pleasure to meet fellow craftsman Otis Ingrams from the UK and he has written a beautiful reference book called: 'Leatherworks, traditional craft for modern living'. Here is a brief review.