How to Sharpen a Leather Awl

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I’ve always wanted to know how to sharpen a leather awl. That sounds kind of dumb, but I’m serious. The curves and double sided bevels make it a tricky tool to hone. Important safety tips here! Well-conditioned tools are your best friends, but respect the sharp. Awls are one of the basic tools in leathercrafting, and it’s important to keep them sharp to avoid injury. So, here’s a great video by our friend Jim at Maine Line Leather on how to sharpen a leather awl.

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