Zig-Zag Punch of Awesome

September 19th, 2013

Every now and then, you find yourself put in a position where you simply have to purchase a tool, no matter what the price. I was fortunate enough to find a smith who was making pinking punches and chisels, and requested a zig-zag blade if that was possible. Not only did he make one, but he made one exactly according to my specifications, and that matches the period example that I was going for perfectly! Below, you can see a picture of the punch, and next to that, an image of the 1600s Ashmolean shoes that we know and love. I am so thrilled to finally be able to replicate these with a zig-zag punch, as was originally intended. If you are interested in pinking punches or chisels, please don’t hesitate to let me know! I will gladly put you in contact with the smith.

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3 Responses to “Zig-Zag Punch of Awesome”

  1. Maggie Reese Says:

    Does your smith make the pinking punches wth scallops like were used for clothing in the mid 19th century? If so, can you please email me his contact info? Thanks, Maggie

  2. raisedheels Says:

    He does, actually! He has made a couple of them. I would point you to his website (http://www.brianbrownarmoury.com/) as well as his facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Armoury/258546660859154) on which you can see some of his punch work. They’re very sharp!

  3. Chopine, Zoccolo, and Other Raised Heel and High Heel Construction Says:

    [...] all – this is the first pair that I’ve made using the zig-zag punch of awesome from Brian Brown Armory. I absolutely love the look. It’s very similar to the extant pieces [...]

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