The shoemaker's wheel pricker (approx. 20 cm long) has a metal wheel (approx. 2 cm in diameter) with sharp pointed teeth, which is attached in a U-shaped bracket to the end of a metal shaft; the shaft is attached to a wooden handle with a tang. It is used to mark the holes on the leather where the awl will go through later. The distance between the teeth varies according to the desired distance between the stitches.