Hand Tools

Our world renowned collection of expertly crafted hand tools are deeply engraved on hard brass, and finished to an extremely high standard. Each tool in our wide and dynamic range has been carefully assigned by bookbinding professionals to its most appropriate period of binding, enabling experts and hobbyists alike to restore their works as authentically as possible. 

The perfect impression

Expert craftsmen work tirelessly to preserve the precious historical detail of our bookbinding tools, whilst maintaining our high standards of technical integrity overall. With a broad range of superior quality hand tools and sets to cater to all skill levels, we can also respond to customer requests for bespoke items and custom sizes. The experts at our in-house design studio can also handle almost all digital artwork files, including PDFs, JPEGs, AI and CAD drawings. Feel free to get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to provide a quotation.


  • 16th Century Designs

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  • 17th Century Designs

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  • 18th Century Designs

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  • 19th Century Designs

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  • 20th Century Designs

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  • Miscellaneous Designs

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  • Special Designs

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Client Testimonials

“Just to say thanks for the excellent lettering tools we received last week. Our bookbinders are very impressed with the standard of workmanship of your people. Many thanks”

- Robin , Cambridge University

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Download our bookbinding catalogue with the complete range of brass type, handle letters, bookbinding tools and equipment we offer.

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