No announcement yet.

French style clams

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • French style clams

    I've been stitching for years using a pony made by my father from the plans in Al Stohlman's The Art of Hand Sewing Leather. He also made me a French style clam which I've been using recently and I think I prefer this style now because I can see my pricking marks better without moving my head so much.

    So now I'm looking for a new higher quality French style clam. Does anyone have recommendations? Please post some photos if you can.

  • #2
    Hi Fannin, I just have tried a French clam from Vergez Blanchard. No picture yet, sorry.


    • #3
      I also use the standard french clam from Blanchard but also use a vintage Swiss army clam which I really love. Let me take a pic of it tomorrow.


      • #4
        Fannin, Here is a pic of my vintage Swiss Army clam. The shape of it is really comfortable to use. I should cover the tips in leather but never get around to it :-) Im not are what the little metal hardware piece on the inside was for.


        • #5
          Thanks Peter. That's a really cool clam. Did the same company that makes the knives make it? Any more info? The backstory would be interesting to know.