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One for Awl

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Wayland, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. demographic

    demographic Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    They look like the kind of needles my father used to sew the massive bags up that we used to put our sheep fleeces into after we sheared them.
     
  2. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Thanks for the link, very useful.
     
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    Another thing about the humble awl that many people neglect is honing. When you buy awls from leatherworking shops they come ground to a point and do work but if you spend a little time on a stone and strop actually sharpening them into miniature daggers, then they become a totally different tool. When I sell awls, I do the same with bare blades (square, diamond or triangular), but always hone them if they have a handle fitted just so people appreciate why mine cost more!

    This square pointed 'birdcage awl' is a new one on me. That'll be added to my range ready for the next show :D Thanks for that! A range of sizes me thinks, maybe from 3mm to 6mm across
     
  5. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    If only I still had the teeth...
     

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