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Antler awls

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:44 pm

Found some useful looking awls that look rather like knapping pressure flakers or notching tools at http://www.crossmancrafts.co.uk/sewing/ at a reasonable price, they sell one tipped with antler as well as steel. I'm tempted, beats making your own!
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Post by grendel on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:10 am

Interesting, it's very thin though I wonder if it could take the pressure?

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Post by Lumpendoodle on Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:33 pm

This site is already on my favourites list. I do leatherworking, and they have a fine selection of quality needles.

Must admit, didn't think about the awls for pressure knapping. Bit iffy about how thin they are myself.
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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:12 am

They do look a bit on the thin side, back to making these things myself then! booo.
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Post by Lumpendoodle on Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:33 pm

mr.hertzian cone wrote:They do look a bit on the thin side, back to making these things myself then! booo.

No harm in trying, that's how the wheel was invented.study Very Happy
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