c1900 polished bone & German steel awl or stiletto


Circa 1900 polished bone awl or stiletto set with German steel, used for creating holes in fabric for eyelet embroidery and other techniques. The bone is very fine-grained, nearly white and polished so smooth it feels like glass. The tapered steel point is quite sharp.

3-1/2″ long in very good condition and sturdy enough to use daily. There are a few spots of discoloration on the metal and a crack in the bone of one side but the crack appears stable and tight.

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