The Reformatory Tawse

The Reformatory Tawse


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The Reformatory Tawse is made from our heavy 10oz (4.5mm) dense Oak Bark Tanned Harness Leather of finest quality.  It measures three inches wide and 15 inches long. Just like our Reformatory Paddle, it has a unique lace-up handle.  However, this  is a tawse, not a paddle and has three tongues, each one inch wide.

{Reformatory ~ adj. 1704, from past participle stem of Latin reformare “totransform, change”. As a noun,“house of correction for juveniles,” from 1758.}

All our implements are made from our thick Oak Bark Tanned Harness Leather and in a choice of Rich Tobacco Brown or Black. They are hand-crafted from beginning to end, made with care and attention for the perfect piece. It is bevelled and burnished to a glass-smooth  finish, with a saddlers crease around the edge.  Not only amazing to use and feel, but beautiful to the eye too.

Although we try to select the perfect piece of leather for our implements, sometimes the leather does have slight blemishes and grain. Also, because this is a natural material, colour may vary slightly from hide to hide. This however, we feel is what adds to its individual natural character.

ATTENTION:  All our products require professional use to prevent unwanted injury. The London Tanners are not liable for any injury.

Nick, The London Tanners

Additional information


Old Black, Rich Dark Tobacco Brown


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