I would bet that the stamps used to emboss leather would work on
annealed non-ferrous metals like silver and gold, and there are
probably sites on the web for such. Perhaps some of our Orchid
friends would have come across suppliers for that craft.
Having spent a part of my previous life as a saddlemaker - I would
have to say that leather stamping tools would only be useful for
embossing foils and very thin/annealed (30 gauge or less) sheet. The
more malleable the metal, as in fine silver, the better the result.
Make a “handle” of some sort to hold the tool, and use hand pressure
The reason for this is that for their original intended purpose,
these tools are generally made of low carbon steel - or one of the
softer stainless alloys. Wet leather is softer than than softest
Some tools are useful in more than one trade or craft, and some only
look like they would be. Please don’t wreck leather stamping tools
by hammering them into metal. Makes me wince to think of it!
Brian P. Marshall
Stockton Jewelry Arts
704-708 West Swain Rd.
Stockton, CA 95207