Drawing awl

identifier

MOT V 91.0604

morphology

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 91.0604 L=35cm B=3cm G=150gr
description

A drawing awl is an approx. 30-40 cm long awl with a hole in the tip, through which a cord can be inserted. The harness maker, saddler, mattress maker and seat maker use this hand tool when sewing thick objects.

According to the Osborne catalog, the butcher used a drawing awl to bind ham (1). [MOT]

(1) OSBORNE: 49. The butcher's tool is called ham stringer.