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Found these today and have already put to use on small brooches and jewelry projects.  Just wonder if anyone knows the original intent for them.  My guess is upholstery, carpet laying or something of the sort to place and pull tacks or staples.  Thoughts?

Was an awesome sale that added another anvil to the stable but will share that later. 

Thanks as always!

Whisky

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They look like Cobblers Pliers to me, my dad made shoes for a living for over 30 years. He had several pairs very similar to the ones shown. They where used for lasting the uppers. 

 

Have a good one,

W

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Mr. Dragon is correct.

And,

Mr. Steven NY is also correct.

They are called "lasting pincers" in the shoemaker's trade.

Check "United Global Supply" for pages of cobbler's tool pictures and explanations.

In other words, we have,  here, one tool and two different uses.

Just sayyin'

SLAG.

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Lol...cool!  Farrier tool was my first guess, my cohorts drove me toward upholstery and carpet...nonetheless, useful little buggers!

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I've seen pliers like that used to stretch and hold leather over a last to tack and peg it. 

Pnut

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