Craftool Company was the oldest and best known leather stamping tool manufacturer in the USA. Their tools were hand ground and hand finished for decades by trained craftsmen. Over the years, the ownership of Craftool Co. changed and so did their location. Today, tools bearing the Craftool name are no longer made in the same manner that they once were. Though they are not hand ground in factories in the USA, there are some great patterns and designs being produced and they are still the most popular tools made. Some of these are innovations on old designs and some are new to leather workers.
This Decorative Cut Stamp is tool number Z999R which is a genuine? Craftool Co. USA stamp. At least that is how it is marked. This stamp fails the "magnet" test, indicating that it is possibly cast from zinc or some other metal alloy. Whatever it is made of, it works well and appears to be in unused condition. The tool measures 13/16" in length.