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Cordwainers and Cobblers

There were two distinct guilds: Cordwainers made shoes from new leather, Cobblers repaired shoes or made shoes from old shoes. Where possible, shoes should be repaired, rather than discarded. 


Equipment

  • Sharp short-bladed knife
  • Skiving knife
  • Pricker and Awls (diamond, hooked)
  • Patterns for soles and cut-outs (perhaps old shoes, perhaps cloth)
  • Punches for making holes
  • Edge polisher (bone)
  • Buttons, toggles, laces

Supplies

    • Linen thread, beeswax
    • Sole leather, goat skin, light cow hide

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