The new leather die cutters are here. the small one is an exact replica of the Chouinard Equipment leather patches from the 70's as seen on my 1976 ultima Thule pack. I bought a 12 ton hydraulic press to stamp them out.
These will only improve the quality of my work. sure beats trying to cut them by hand..
The bigger patch is a copy of the leather side patches used by Karrimor.