17th Century Awl


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Used in tailoring and dressmaking for centuries, the awl (such as our 17th Century Awl) is a useful tool for creating eyelet holes by opening the weave of the fabric without cutting.  This results in a stronger eyelet able to hold up to continuous strain, as evidenced by the many stays we have examined. 
Our 17th Century Awl:

  • Based on an original awl held in the collection of Historic Jamestowne dated 1610.
  • Is a handy tool for pressing linen and  making thread Dorset buttons
  • Measures 3 1/2 inches long.

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