What I'm using

Hammer (cross pein is useful but not required)

Grooved anvil (click for instructions on how to make the grooves)


I'll replace these with something more authentic when I can, but these will do for now


And possibly:

  • Wedge (for setting initial curve)
  • Awl (for poking a hole for the pin)
  • Knife (for scraping off any excess leather/cord that escapes)