This is the original Osborne No.84 Leather Splitting Machine. Cast iron frame, made from the original patterns. Uses a moveable twist handle to set blade depth. A locking stop can also be set to return the same setting. The Operator inserts a strap, pushes the handle forward and twists to lock in the position. When pulling leather through, the operator continues to advance the handle forward with the free hand to create a tapered skive.
Has a brass round bar across the blade as a safety feature. 8″ Inlaid Blade. Instruction sheet provided. Weighs 12lbs.
Extra Wide 8″ Blade
Adjustable Handle for Tapered Skive
Brass Safety Bar for user protection