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Early eighteenth century half-moon knife

If anyone’s looking for the correct shape of the half-moon leatherworker’s knife in the first half of the eighteenth century, there’s one example in plain view for all to see in Edinburgh.

Cordwainer's Arms, 195 and 197 Canongate, Shoemakers Land
Company of Cordwainers Arms, 195 and 197 Canongate, Shoemakers Land, Click through to embiggen.

The arms of the cordwainers (shoemakers) company, dated 1728 on their building in Canongate. The motto reads “Blessed is he that wisely does the poor man’s case consider

www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/sc-28437-195-and-197-canongate-shoemakers-land-

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