This is the Original Osborne No. 84 Splitting Machine. Cast iron frame. Made from the original Newark, NJ patterns. Uses a movable twist handle to set blade depth. A locking stop can also be set to return to the same setting. The operator inserts a strap, pushes the handle forward and twists to lock in the position. When pulling leather through, the operator continues to advance the handle forward with the free hand to create a tapered skive. Machine has a round bar across the blade as a safety feature. 8" hollow ground inlaid blade.
Replacement parts also available.