Left to right: cow bone, cow bone, deer bone, deer bone, boxwood, cocobolo(?), cocobolo(?), cocobolo, osage orange
Edited by DWFII - 7/12/13 at 10:20am
That is a revealing photo and seems to solve a question often asked on here about why deer bone has such a reputation. You are offering evidence that the 'deer' bit is not particularly necessary, (although I appreciate that you are using these tools for burnishing and (I think) other contributors are discussing bones as a means of getting rid of damage to shoes).
The two on the left of your photo are ones that look like those I used (nearly 50 years ago) for working in bookbinding with faux leather. I wonder if they would be used in bookbinding that involved real leather.
Is this going to be the One and Only Official Thread on all matters concerning tanning and tanneries, leather qualities, and similar subjects?
If so, this is a good idea (I had been looking for a thread of that sort). But may I suggest changing the title to better reflect the entire scope of the discussion?