The Cordwainer

The English term cordwainer first appears in 1100. Since this date the term cordouan, or cordovan leather, has been applied to several varieties of leather. Today cordovan leather is a vegetable tanned horse “shell,” and like the Medieval cordwain is used only for the highest quality shoes. Since the Middle Ages the title of cordwainer …

Leather Goods

Okay, I am making a few period hammerstalls (don’t worry there will be some rebel versions for all you antidisestablishmentarians) at Fort Mifflin’s Gift Shop soon. These will be $10 and proceeds will go to Fort Programming. I will also be putting portmanteau on consignment in the giftshop as well. These are much more involved …