Our tawses are made from three different types of leather, and although in some cases there is no great difference in thickness, there is a marked difference in terms of severity! Our Lochgelly style tawse follows the original shape from that area. At one time teachers in Glasgow could only use a tawse that was issued to them by the local education authority. The original Glasgow tawses were frequently of poor quality, which encouraged teachers to break the rules and buy a more substantial tawse from Lochgelly. Although we follow the traditional shape for this style, we use much better leather. All tawses have carefully rounded and polished edges. These are as close as you will find to an original, at a fraction of the cost.