Beautifully hand crafted by Shanna Leino from heat treated high carbon tool steel.
This double ended tool is most often used for hole punching into signatures & binders board. The ball end can also be used to pull stitches, in addition to marking paper/leather with a dimple (when an alternate to pencil is desired) or scoring paper and boards. Since the steel has been heat treated, this tool can also be used by intaglio printmakers for scribing into plates using the pointed end, and used to burnish plates with the ball end.
These awls are approximately 5.5" long. (length varies a bit from tool to tool as it is a handmade object)