Founded in 1823, Vergez Blanchard has been a trusted tool source for luxury leather goods makers including Louis Vuitton and Hermes. 190 years later they are still considered the best in quality, dependability and longevity for leather tools. SEE THE SELECTION HERE One of Blanchard’s specialties is leather hand tools and they produce the finest awls, pricking irons, punches and knives available. The company uses traditional steel forging to hand produce their tools along with modern manufacturing techniques. When using these tools, you’ll immediately notice the traditional high quality craftsmanship in the choice of steel and sturdiness of each tool.