You don't say where you are but Woodware Repetitions took over from Geo. Barnsley in Sheffield and Geo. Barnsley had been the primary "grindery" for well over a century. Barnsley had created a great many of the molds used to make tools such as bulldog pincers, etc.. Seems there was a family feud and when Geo. Barnsley began the process of liquidating, they destroyed most of those molds rather than see them pass on to another branch of the family. Recreating them is cost prohibitive in this day and age. There are some manufacturers of good tools in Germany but I don't know of a single grindery by name (there must be)...but I have bought from Goetz in Goeppingen, and they wholesale most everything including leather, rubber and tools. My advice is to not only haunt Ebay for good used tools (and don't get started using "craft" tools ) but also to just talk to other shoe and bootmakers. To that end there is a web based discussion forum that was created specifically for bespoke boot and shoemakers. It is the Crispin Colloquy and can be found here.
The Crispin Colloquy is sponsored by the only shoemaking related Trade Guild in the US, the Honourable Cordwainers' Company--a 501 C-3 tax exempt non-profit educational organization--endorsed by the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, one of the oldest shoemaking guilds in England. On this discussion forum you can find out most of what you want to know regarding techniques, history, sources for leather and tools, from some of the best in the world. Finally, there is a book that can guide you through the mysteries of tools--the Dictionary of Leatherworking Tools
c. 1700-1950, by R.A. Salaman, Allen and Unwin, 1986. It may be available used but I believe it was reprinted several years ago.