Leather slitting cutter

Contributed by Davistown Museum


This is a nicely made cobbler's slitting cutter. C. S. Osborne & Co. started producing leatherworking tools in 1826 and still makes tools today (www.csosborne.com). This leather slitting tool is a generic form and would be found in every cobbler's toolbox. This tool has a rosewood handle and represents the deluxe version of this implement.

Size: 5 7/8" long slitter with a 5" handle.
Marked: "C. S. OSBORNE & CO" "NEWARK" " N.J." and owner's mark "I BOIS".

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About This Item

  • Title: Leather slitting cutter
  • Creator: C.S. Osborne & Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1826
  • Subject Date: circa 1826
  • Media: Steel, iron, brass, and rosewood
  • Local Code: 102904T20
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
(207) 288-5126

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