A five tooth awl stitching chisel iron is a great starter tool for smaller leather goods. Pair this with a two tooth iron for curves and a ten tooth iron for medium to large projects.
These awl stitching chisel irons are precision ground to perfection. They have a range of spacing options from 2.7mm to 5mm between each tooth.
Whether you buy your awl stitching chisel irons here or elsewhere, be sure to choose the same teeth per inch for your other irons.
Similar to the diamond chisels, these Awl Stitching Chisels provide an alternate shaped hole from the traditional ‘straight slash’ of a pricking iron. They make a small single point hole for straight stitches. The pointed shape of the teeth allows more concentrated force to be put into each mark. This results in deeper penetrating marks helping you to punch through several layers of leather at once.
These Diamond Stitching Chisels are set with multiple teeth in a row, making it easier to produce beautiful straight lines of stitches. Diamond stitching chisels can mark the leather deeper than a wheel and make it easier to follow up with your leather awl when sewing. Using a diamond stitching chisel also helps maintain the sharpness of your sewing awl since the irons are doing most of the work.
When comparing Korean and French pricking iron or wheel sizes, use the conversion list below:
2.7mm = Number 10
3.0mm = Number 9
3.4mm = Number 8
3.8mm = Number 7
4.0mm = Equivalent to Number 6.5
4.5mm = Number 6
5.0mm = Equivalent to Number 5.5