A leather awl for various leather works
This quality leather awl with hardwood handle comes with four blades that can be exchanged in seconds.
The set includes 2 awl blades, 1 lacing fid blade and 1 scratch awl blade, absolute must-haves for marking and cutting leather or piercing holes.
To change blades, turn the metal ring anti-clockwise. The blade will come loose and can then be exchanged against another one.
Which blade for which purpose?
• The scratch awl is used to scratch a line into the leather e.g. where it shall be cut or for other marks. Very useful for belts, prepunching holes for snap fasteners etc. or marking the shape of the belt end.
• The lacing fid is mostly used to punch several holes in a row e.g. for laces or to enlarge already existing holes. For that purpose, insert the blade in the hole, rotate it slightly from right to left and then pull it out with your thumb. You can repeat this process to adapt the size of the holes.
• The two awl blades can be sharpened through rubbing on moist or dry sand paper (grain 600) or on a piece of leather treated with jeweler’s rouge, an iron oxide powder.
Tips and tricks
The right blade size depends on the strength of the thread or string that will have to pass through the hole.
Always pull the blade out of the hole using your thumb. Pull it out straight without jiggling the leather awl back and forth as this may affect the size and cleanliness of the pierced hole.
Selling unit: 1 set (1 leather awl and 4 blades)
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Content: 0.067 Litre (€88.81* / 1 Litre)