Saxon 'Hafted' Awl 012045

Saxon 'Hafted' Awl 012045
Saxon 'Hafted' Awl
Iron, 9.77 grams, 112.13 mm. 7th-10th century AD. A hand-tool comprising a round-section pointed shaft rising to a square-section body, with remains of the wooden haft surviving. The sturdy manufacture suggests that the tool was an awl, used for piercing holes in leather and hide. Reference: see the discussion of Middle and Late Anglo-Saxon metalworking technology in Ottaway, P. The Products of the Blacksmith in Mid-Late Anglo-Saxon England, published at www.pjoarchaeology.co.uk/docs/13/anglosaxon-ironwork-part-1.pdf. Fine condition. Provenance: from an old collection.
 
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