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Curing and Tanning techniques have been taking place for over 100,000 years, from the Egyptians using various methods for unhairing, fleshing and tanning to the use of wooden mallets for pummelling

Tanning tools similar to the modern type were already fully developed by the first century as they were found under the lava fields after the eruption of Versuvius in Pompeii

Although a lot of modern techniques involove machining some tanneries still prefer the hand held tooling method for the fleshing of the hides

Some of the fleshing knives we still sell today were listed in our catalogue as far back as 1898

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