LEATHER TOOL GUARDS are one of the best ways to protect your valuable edge tools. A draw- knife or inshave with a leather guard can be kept in a drawer or box among other tools free of any worry about tool damage. It will also prevent many accidental cuts that can occur during casual tool handling, but you must still be careful when inserting the tool into it’s guard. We recommend using common mineral oil to protect your tools from rust. An oily guard can only be beneficial.
Our leather guards are made by Tim Van Riper. Tim uses rivet construction with 1/8” thick saddle grade leather having one smooth side. Each guard has a middle layer at the cutting edge that protects your tool from contacting the rivets. We offer 10 different guards that are custom made for CW tools. The drawknife guards are for flat, straight drawknives, but they can be used with some bowed drawknives. The inshave and adze guards are made specifically for our Hans Karlsson versions of these tools. Tim can also make special order guards for your other tools.
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