Leather stamping tools can be somewhat overwhelming when you look at all the different brands, styles and types that are available from all the different producers. Then you try to figure out which tools you actually need versus the ones that are just nice to have. There seems to be an infinite amount of choices in the “nice to have” category. While there are many stamping tools that fall into the “nice to have” category, Undercuts are not one of these.
In my opinion, undercuts belong in the “must have” category for any tool collection. I have seen many collections where the maker simply made his own version of undercuts but the fact is that he had a set. Much like a beveler, the undercut is one of those tools that can make your job smooth or the lack of them can hinder your tooling progression.
In this article we will discuss the purpose of undercuts along with some of the ways to modify them to make them unique to your style of tooling. If you have watched my video on My Tool Roll, then you have seen the types of undercuts that I use and the different sizes. Continue reading