Handle Letters

Our industry-renowned brass handle letters are engraved to the most exacting standards. Blending state-of-the-art  manufacturing techniques with the expertise of our skilled craftsmen, each handle letter is produced to the highest quality. 

Precision finished 

Every individual piece we create is designed and finished with the bookbinder firmly in mind: characters are filed high up the shank to allow clear sighting whilst tactile birch handles aid hand control and resist splitting.

Professionals and hobbyists alike turn to Fine Cut for its unparalleled choice of handle letters: precision manufactured and rigorously quality-checked to bring quality and finesse to the exquisite art of bookbinding. 


  • Product Details

    Sets of handle letters are available in sizes 6pt to 42pt.

    All brass type styles shown in the catalogue are available in handle letters.

    Script handle letters are available individually for monogramming purposes, i.e. tables, diaries, cases, etc.

  • Normal Fonts

    View the list of available fonts below. To download a High Res version of all fonts... click here


  • Foreign Fonts

    View the list of available fonts below. To download a High Res version of all fonts... click here


  • Useful Information


    Fine Cut type is supplied in the following combinations.

    Standard 100 piece upper case font:


    Standard 150 piece upper case font:


    Standard 80 piece lower case font


    Surcharges for less than one full font
    0 - 25 pcs = 100% 26 - 50 pcs = 50% 51 - 75 pcs = 25% 76 - 99 pcs = 15%


    Punctuation & Sign Set
    A punctuation/sign set is available in any point size. It includes:


    All type is supplied as printers type high - .9195” (23.35mm) unless otherwise stated.

    Fine Cut type is manufactured in two different heights:
    Printers type high = .9195” (23.35mm)
    English Blocking height = .250” (6.35mm)
    Special heights can be made to order.

    A useful tip to remember is that 72 points = 1 inch. When referring to point size this determines the actual size of the body. Fine Cut type is supplied with the appropriate size of character engraved on it. All standard Fine Cut type is engraved flush to the top of the body, but central is also supplied to order at no extra cost. 6pt type is supplied on an 8pt body.

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Client Testimonials

“I received my tools today... I just wanted to say that I am very satisfied with tthe result, thank you!”

- Samuel , Bookbinding Customer

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