c1880 Canton hand carved bone awl or stiletto


Circa 1880 hand carved bone awl or stiletto, used for creating holes in fabric for eyelet embroidery and other techniques. Probably made in Canton, China as part of a set of tools intended for tourist trade or export. Nice detailing with a cross-hatched motif on the head.

2-7/8″ long in very good condition, very smooth and sturdy enough to use daily (I have one I use to enlarge canvas holes).

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