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.