hand carved bicycle saddles by kara ginther

http://www.boingboing.net/200910091214.jpg brooks bicycle saddles are very nice, and also very expensive. so the idea of cutting into them seems very risky to me. as the leather artisan responsible puts it:

"I'll never forget how nervous I was to make that first cut into the gorgeous seat. Carving leather leaves little room for error; not only can you ruin the design, but with one slip of the blade you can render an object useless!"

well, these look pretty good!

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