The Craftsman

From what started as a passion has developed into an amazing opportunity. Imagining, designing & crafting life long items from nothing but the finest materials available. 

Each piece is conceived with beauty & function in mind, remaining faithful to the art of fine craftsmanship. Hides are selected, cut, sewn & finished by hand, all in a single workshop from experienced hands. Building traditional time tested designs which exceed expectations is my goal. Through sustainable improvement of techniques & raw materials.

Tool & Hide represents a growing commitment to the craft & community. 


Where do I ship?

I primarily ship within Canada. If you are are outside of Canada please email me for custom order & delivery quote.

What is the typical shipping time?

Standard shipping times within Canada range from 3-10 business days. If you require rush order on in stock items please email me for quicker turn around.

Where does my leather come from?

I source my leather from across the globe depending on the tannery. My favourite tanneries are located in the USA, Italy & France.

Why do some leathers smell different than others?

Leather primarily get its smell from the tannery & tannins used to produce it. Fine leather could be compared to wine, each grape has its own taste & characteristic from its region. Similarly, leather gets its traits the same way.

What are some of the different leather finishes?

Leather can have a variety of different finishes depending on the application. These can range from: Natural, Glazed, Buffed, Milled, Patent, Oiled, Pebbled, Waxed & Nubuck.

How did I get into leather crafting?

It all started when I began my woodworking journey. I needed some covers for my tools & noticed there wasn't anything that fit my needs at the time. It was at that point, I thought to myself how hard could it be to create my own designs with leather. A few months later Tool & hide was born.

Do I offer consultations?

I offer both Google Meet & FaceTime consultations. Please email me to set up an appointment.