Lighting awls. AKA crooked awls

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These are some lighting awls I made a few years ago for a museum. I was supplied with a original awl to use as a pattern. Its the one on the far right. They measure 2.75" long
Just wanted to share what the real lighting awls looked like . .These are forged from 1084 . Hardened and tempered

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Never heard of them also looks a bit dangerous to use - are they used like a gimlet? Other than that, they look nice. ;)
 

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Never heard of them also looks a bit dangerous to use - are they used like a gimlet? Other than that, they look nice. ;)
I believe one of the points ends gets stuck in something, dried corn Cobb or piece of soft wood, or wood with a pithy center,,, forwrong handle.

I could be wrong of course.
 

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Used a lot for poking holes in bark when making containers and canoes. I have a few in my trade display and lots of folks have never seen them before. Having the squared shank keeps the handle from twisting when in use.

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

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