This month John Lobb just taken delivery of a £50K laser machine to do their pattern cutting. Imagine the sheer number of redundancies of independent cutters around the Northampton area once the the machine in full force. You will soon notice the leather cut to your Chapels/Phillips are alot sharper and straighter than handheld knives. It makes sense as cost everywhere rising.
So the clicking part is mechanized? Makes sense but how much more benefit/accuracy/blemish avoidance do laser cutters have compare to say the very typical leather cutting/pressing machines?
I do think that for exotic leathers they would still need hand clicker just to make sure they get the right cut of patterns/alignment. No?