This used steel Small Rope Border stamp was made by Craft Japan. It is tool number R959. This Rope stamp is a great example of their craftsmanship. The impression measures 1/4" in length and 3/2" in width. Stamped on the tool is "Craft Japan" and "R959". These old tools do not come available very often, so don't miss your chance to add a great tool to your collection. It still has many miles left in it.
The growth and popularity of leather carving in the USA in the 1950's and 60's spread to other countries. While Craftool stamps were the standard, they were not commonly available to craftsmen in foreign countries. In Japan, a couple of companies started producing tools similar to Craftool but also became great innovators. Those companies, Craft and Co. and Kyoshin Elle, produce fine quality tools in unique designs along with the basics.