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 Fine condition. Provenance: from an old collection.
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

 more info 

Our Antiquities Dealers Association