Archive / February, 2013

Rammers

We do just about everything here in the shop! Recovering two Twelve Pound Napoleon sponge rammers for “The Friends of South Mountain Battlefield”. We use sheep sheerling to cover the head of the rammer . The fur is later trimmed to fit the bore of the gun.

Creasing

Shown here is the process of “creasing”. Creasing is decorative line applied into the edge of a piece of leather using a tool called a “creaser”. The creaser is heated and worked along the edge of the leather as shown in the photo. Creasing is a very traditional decoration method used on saddlery, harness, historic […]