Unlocking the Secrets of Leather Engraving: How to Choose and Use the Right Bits

If you're looking for a fun and easy way to add a personalized touch to your leather projects, engraving is the way to go!

With the right bits and a little bit of practice, you can create intricate designs and unique patterns that will make your leather creations stand out.

In this blog post, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about using the correct bits on leather and share some tips and tricks to help you get started. Whether you're a seasoned engraver or a beginner, you'll be surprised at how simple and satisfying it is to engrave on leather!

What Bits should I use? Engraving on Leather

Starting off with one of the most versatile Bits The Ball Tips. These are ideal to work on leather since you can control the deepness and look of the stroke.

What you can do: Medium to bold strokes.

ProTip: The best way to engrave on leather is when it’s as raw as possible and there’s no dye, paint, or coating.

Moving on, we have the Square Tips. These ones, as well as the bits from above, will let you control the deepness of the stroke making it easier to use.

What you can do: Medium shadow and thin to medium lines.

Disclaimer: Since it’s a thin bit you may have to apply a little more pressure or engrave several times on the same line to get the desired results.

And finally the Carbide Burr, ideal to create precise designs. This Bit comes alongside your Customizer.

What you can do: Fine and sharp lines, precise strokes.

Engraving on leather is a fun and creative way to personalize your projects.  By using the correct bits for your Customizer engraving pen, you can achieve professional-looking results and add your own unique touch to any leather project.

We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to choose the right bits for your leather engraving needs and how to use them effectively. So, pick up your Customizer and start creating stunning engraved designs on leather today!


If you want to learn more, don’t miss our other blog posts.

Beginners Guide to Bits

How to engrave on Stainless Steal

How to engrave on Plastic

How to engrave on Leather

How to engrave on Wood

How to engrave on Stone

How to engrave on Glass

How to engrave on Egg

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I used on leather very successfully. I stripped away polished areas to reveal the raw leather beneath very quickly. So pleased with knife sheath I made, decorated with a dragon design.

Jane Small

i do lot leather burning ide love to try engraving

peter dykes

I love using my customizer to do my leather engraving. I would upload a photo but don’t know how to on this comment area.


That was very good information Culiau! Inexperienced engravers can avoid making costly mistakes ; there’s no such thing as an Eraser you can use to fix areas where the wrong tip was used on glass, metal, leather, chrome, or wood. By referring to this simple guide prior to beginning your project you can avoid the guesswork + save yourself money and the embarrassment of explaining what went wrong. I haven’t had this happen…yet. So do yourself a favor by following the guide. I’ve already saved it on my cellphone so I can pull it up anytime I’m not sure exactly sure of which tip to use on a project! Thanks Culiau!
…The “Etchmaster PQ”

Paul Queen

thank you for these tips, super helpful and inspiring

anne becker

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