Punch

identifier

ID 359

morphology

craft

craft

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 81.0211 L=15cm WD=5,5cm D=3cm WT=586gr

holotype

MOT V 92.0394 L=12cm WD=1,5cm D=1cm WT=98gr

holotype

MOT V 2003.0649 L=12cm WD=1cm WT=89gr. Inscription: BLANCHARD PARIS image greyhound.

alias

band punch (syn.)
description

Holes of different sizes can be made in leather with the aid of a punch, i.e. a metal tube with sharp edges. The diameter varies from a few millimeters to a few centimeters. A piece of leather is placed on a wooden, lead or copper support in order not to damage the edge. The punch is then placed where the hole is desired and hit with a hammer. So one needs his two hands; this can be avoided for small holes with the punching tongs.

See also the cork borer. [MOT]