varney Posted December 29, 2010 Share Posted December 29, 2010 (edited) Bit of a longshot this one: I have one nice old Lachenal anglo hand strap with the gold tooled company name ("Lachenal & Co. Makers, LONDON"). Finding another one would probably be difficult so I had the idea of trying to make a matching strap. Getting the leather and cutting it to the same shape and size is the easy part, but has anyone any idea how I could reproduce the stamped-in lettering? I've seen various sets of metal alphabet stamps for leather on the internet, but nothing smaller than 1/4" and the lettering on the original straps is nearer to 1/8". Does anyone know where I might get a set of lettering stamps that small which would approximate the font? I'm guessing people will suggest going to a bookbinders (who would certainly be the most likely bet for something like this.) We do have one here in the remote west of Ireland, but it's a fifty mile round trip for me into the wilds, and it might be a "come back next week and I'll have it for you...." situation. If I could get hold of a set of stamps and some gold leaf I'm confident I could do a reasonable reproduction. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions I'd be very appreciative! Michael. Edited December 29, 2010 by varney Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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