A good leather sewing awl should be light, sturdy, and only as long as needed. The blade must be sharp at the tip for easy puncturing but dull along the sides, so you don’t further widen your stitch hole. Our in-house made sewing awl ticks all of those boxes and more.
The front grip lets you hold the awl choked forward, touching the ferrule and hooking the front grip with your middle finger. The flats register the orientation of the blade so that you can feel the right position. They also keep the awl from rolling off the table and onto your foot.
The handle pattern is based on an old design, when awls were crafted one by one and meant to last. The medium handle features a blade protrusion of about 28mm (1 and 1/8 inch), perfect for a wide range of project thicknesses. The medium blade is 2mm wide, which works well for 3 – 4mm stitch spacing (6.5 – 9 SPI).