Stabbing Awl With Hardwood Handle

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Stabbing Awl With Hardwood Handle

20.00

These awls are made primarily for sewing braintanned buckskin, but they have other uses.  The bits are about 3/32" at the thickest point and around 2 inches long.  They are gradually tapered and smooth with sharp round points rather than cutting edges, so the leather fiber is not severed when the awl is used.  The fibers of the leather are just forced apart, so the holes stretch less.  That is pretty much a necessity when sewing braintanned buckskin, though not always the easiest or best for heavy leathers. 

The handles start out as live or dead trees from my homestead, which I'm already using for firewood.  Billets of wood are roughed out with a hatchet and finished on a lathe.  Handles are either madrone, or oak, the tan oak is usually from trees that I harvest bark from for tanning leather.

These are delicate high performing awls and will not withstand abuse such as prying or pulling heavy stitches out.  They perform admirable for what they are intended for and find other random uses.

The handle of each one is unique for now, though I may make a standardized design in the future.

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