17th Century Awl


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

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