Volume 15 - Spring 2003


Product & Company News

Coming Home

You will almost certainly have heard by now that on the 1st April, 2003, all of our production, warehousing and despatch functions were consolidated within one location - our factory and head-office premises in Edinburgh.

Apart from a few days of absolute chaos where stock and staff were to be found at various locations between London and Edinburgh (and elsewhere), the move went extremely well. There was little interruption to our normal despatch service and we trust that you, our customers experienced no problems with the way we dealt with and despatched your orders.

Our warm thanks to all our customers and friends who contacted us with good wishes regarding our relocation. Your kind thoughts were truly appreciated.

If you have any queries about our move, please do not hesitate to contact Roger Barlee, David Lanning or William McLean on sales@hewit.com for more information.

Traditional Paring andLifting Knives

Traditional Paring Knife

Lifting Knives

Our new traditional shaped paring and lifting knives are manufactured from hardened steel. Made from reclaimed mechanical hacksaw blades, they are hand-ground to a perfect edge for paring and lifting. The lifting knives are ideal for getting into those awkward places and for lifting cloth, leather and paper from boards, spines, etc.

Approximate sizes:

  • For Lifting Knife - 150mm x 12mm
  • For Paring Knife - 160mm x 30mm


  • Lifting Knife - £3.75 each
  • Paring Knife - £12.50 each

(subject to shipping and handling charges and VAT where applicable)

Zenith Paper Punch

With a quick twist of your hand, our new hand held paper punch can perforate accurately and quickly, paper, cloths, leather, etc. with a 5.5mm diameter hole. The Zenith Paper Punch is ideal for punching-out the correct size holes for Binding Posts (Interscrews) and ring binders.


Cost - £11.00 each

(subject to shipping and handling charges and VAT where applicable)





Finishing Foils

We are pleased to announce that since sourcing a new supplier of metallic and pigmented foils, we have been able to reduce the selling price of our foils by 50%. The new pricing details may be found on our web site.

Paring Machines

We regrettably advise, that the Brockman Paring Machine has been discontinued by the manufacturer. A newly designed version is currently under development and we hope to be able to bring you news about this new model by July/August 2003. Spare blades for the Brockman Paring Machine are still available.

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Self Adhesive Felt ***Coming soon***

Self adhesive felt, in a range of six colours that will be ideal for lining slip-cases and boxes.


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