C.S. Osborne No 86a Leather Splitting Machine / Skiver

Leather Splitting Machine / SkiverLeather Splitting Machine / Skiver

C.S. Osborne No 86a Leather Splitting Machine / Skiver

This solid leather splitting machine is the most professional marketed. It has a sturdy cast iron frame & leverage control roller for easy skiving of leather, 6″ hollow ground inlaid blade.

Easy fine tuning adjustment for even splitting of any thickness of leather. For the true professional.

Instruction sheet provided.

  • 6″ Blade
  • Adjustable leverage control for tapered skiving

Instructions for Use (Also Available to Download)

Attach the splitting machine to work bench using the four screw holes.
Adjust the leverage control for desired thickness of cut. Keep adjusting it as you pull for tapered skiving.

Push ‘Lever C’ to open the blade and insert leather. Release lever and pull leather firmly through roller and blade.

For adjustment on the roller to centre blade, use both screws marked ‘B’ to line up edge of blade with the centre roller. Always use both screws while adjusting.

The 6″ Blade is hollow ground. To keep it sharp, hone on oil stone flat side only. When hollow ground or top side needs re-grinding, it should be done by an experienced person. Rub blade on oils stone flat on flat side of the blade. When putting re-sharpened blade back , make sure blade is centered on the centre of the roller.


Please see the below instructional video.


SKU: #86a Category:

£566.33 Inc. VAT(£471.94 Excl. VAT)