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Shoe Boot Sewing Awl 4" Barnsley Sheffield England
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Brand: Geo. Barnsley & Sons, Ltd.
Type: Sewing Awl 4" Material: Carbon Alloy Steel
Leather Leatherwork Leathercraft Tool Welt Shoemaker Shoe Bootmaker Boot Making Sewing  Awl Best Sheffield Barnsley

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MADE IN ENGLAND.

SEWING AWL.
Specifically, Shoe and Bootmaker's Inseam Awl.

Nº 6157.

4" Long.

Not Pictured. 3/4" Longer than the Bottom One in the Picture.

For tight curves, such as those at the toe and the heel, use a SEWING AWL.

For late mediæval through eighteenth-century work, use a SEWING AWL. (See other listings.)

For ancient Greek and Roman work, there is a debate raging. A SEWING AWL may be appropriate. (See other listings.)

For attaching the outsole to the welt, use a STITCHING or SQUARE awl. (See other listings.)

Inseam Awls are used for INSEAMING, which is the attachment of the upper to the welt and the welt to the insole.
(See other listings.)

For Late Classical to Late Mediæval work, with the exception of Byzantine work and work under the influence of Byzantium (such as late Viking), use a SADDLER'S HARNESS (DIAMOND) AWL, or sharpen a STABBING AWL to a point. (See other listings.)


NOTE.-The USUAL SIZE of Sewing Awl most often employed is the 3". Choose your size on two considerations:-

1. The thickness of your leather, which will determine

2. How many stitches per inch you will make.

LADIES', CHILDREN'S, and LIGHTER or HEAVIER Footwear will require other sizes.

There are FIVE main kinds of curved awl used in making footwear. The Heel Awl, used for attaching heels, has a slight curve (See other listings). The Sewing Awl, used in historical work and tight spots in making, has a middle curve (See other listings). The Inseam Awl, this one, has an extreme curve, and is used for stitching the upper and the welt to the insole. The Square (Stitching) Awl has a face perpendicular to those of the foregoing (See other listings), and is used for stitching the outsole to the welt with hidden stitches. The Closer's Awl, used for making uppers by hand, looks a bit like a Heel Awl but has a fatter spoon at the end (See Other Listings). In addition, the straight Stabbing Awl is used for closing uppers with visible stitches (See Other Listings). There is also the Sickle Awl, but we do not have or carry it.

The above description is for the awls used in contemporary "London Bench" work and also for Cowboy and Western bootmaking. Some makers of Cowboy and Western Boots prefer the old truncated style of Inseam Awl marked King. The King Inseam awl has a shorter point that some Western and Cowboy bootmakers prefer. The King Inseam Awls were made in the first half of the twentieth century and are no longer made. We have a small stock of them in a few sizes, but, when they are sold out, they will be no longer available, at least through us. Please see our Other Listings for King inseam Awls.

For historical work, each period has its own requirements. We can only offer suggestions, and our first suggestion is that the historical worker should not be too dogmatic, for our forebears were not as unpolished as some contemporaries would have us believe.

One of the workhorses of shoemaking and bootmaking. This is the best sewing awl made. This auction is ONLY for the 4" length, which is one of our most popular inseam awls for shoemakers and bootmakers. We have all sizes available, for which please see other listings:-

2-1/2".

2-5/8”.

2-3/4”.

3”.

3-1/4".

3-1/2”.

3-3/4”.

4".

4-1/2".



Geo. Barnsley & Sons, Ltd., are the best makers of these awls, made at Sheffield, England.

Hafts are available, too.

PLEASE ASK US FOR ADVICE. Helping beginners and others who love doing Good Work  is our favourite part of the business. Over the years, we have developed friendships with many first-class makers who freely answer our questions, and we pass these answers on to you. This service is worth a gold mine in itself, and we pass it on to you for FREE. Just look at our feedback!!!

SOME UNSOLICITED
FREE ADVICE.You are better off to buy three of these at a time because you will be in a fix if you have but one and break it. Professionals buy them by the dozen.

USE. Insert in a Sewing Awl Haft suitable for your hand. You will need to be taught how to use these inseam awls; please ask. Please also expect to break several before you master the technique; because of their sharp curves, even experienced makers will occasionally break one, which they attribute to the cost of doing business.

CARE. Keep sharp. Do not use dull or you will be sure to break the awl. Keep unused awls carefully wrapped in a box to prevent rust and keep the box in a safe place. Small as these awls may seem to be, they are a beast to make and thus are valuable. Put away your awl and haft at the end of your working session to protect both.

We are slowly adding all kinds of traditional items for use in the home, kitchen, garden, field, yard, barn, sty, and stable. Please let us know what you are looking for. There is an alternative to cheap and nasty. We try to find what people still make, and, if we cannot, we dabble in antiques. One way or another, we can usually find what you are looking for.

We specialise in the best traditional tools and materials for Leatherworking, Taxidermy, Bookbinding, Leather Goods Making, Shoe and Boot Making, Saddlery, Woodworking, Carving, Stoneworking, and, somewhat, Textiles. We are branching out into geological and biological field tools and materials. We carry only the best. Please enquire if we may be of service.


We carry the complete massive line of traditional leatherworker's tools made by the venerable firm of Messrs. George Barnsley & Son, Ltd., established in the early nineteenth century and still owned and managed by the original family. Unlike other old firms, Messrs. Barnsley have NOT compromised on quality. Now in our seventh year. We have been steadily reviving certain tools as well. Please let us know what you require.

Leather Goods Makers, Saddlers, and Related Makers please note that we have all of your tools, too.

Over 200 kinds of knife, as well as lasting pincers of nine kinds, over 20 kinds of awls, including heel awls, inseam awls, peg awls, closer's awls, and many more. Fudge wheels. Breasting irons. Pricking irons. Plough gauges. Sewing needles. Sailmaker's needles and awls. Pig's feet. Shoe lifters. Sheffield-made Scissors and Shears. Tanner's tools. Currier's tools. Fellmonger's (skinner's) tools. Edge Shaves. Edge Irons. And a vast amount more. Please see our other listings.

Ask about complete beginner's kits for leather goods, shoe and bootmaking, and saddlery.

We have all tools necessary for Mr. Francis Burdett-Mills's MANUALS of Leather Goods Making, available as kits or separately.

We carry as much in the way of the best hand woodworking tools as are currently made, including all  saws by Pax, &c., Joseph Marples's Joiner's (Measuring) tools, and much else. Please enquire.


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We are happy to answer questions if you will kindly ask them before you bid or buy.

DON'T BE FOOLED! BUY THE GENUINE ARTICLE ONCE RATHER THAN AN INFERIOR THING MANY TIMES OVER. YOU WILL SAVE TIME, MONEY, EFFORT, AND FRUSTRATION, AND GET THE JOB DONE FAST AND WITH PLEASURE.






OUR POLICY ABOUT DELIVERY.

We have tried every carrier in the English-speaking world and every method of getting the items to our customers quickly and safely. No system has been found to be absolutely satisfactory. The only sure thing is that every year brings higher costs. U. S, Mail has just gone up, Royal Mail are about to raise their prices, and so on.
  So, our new policy is as follows. Anything going to anybody in the United States will come direct from us in California, even if we have to back-order it. Anything made in England going elsewhere will normally be sent direct from England, but there may be exceptions. Articles made in the U. S. A. will be sent direct from us in California to any destination unless we have arranged for direct delivery from the manufacturer.
  This means that there may be times in which customers will unfortunately have to wait. Because of quirks of all kinds, that is why we allow 30 days for handling. Handling time is not delivery time. Delivery time may be as long as 15 days in the U. S. A. and possibly longer abroad. Unless there has been a confused address, we have never seen anything take longer than 21 days from start to finish, but things can and do go awry. We shall, of course, work with you.
  And, in cases wherein articles go from one country to another, there may be Customs delays and duty, for which you are liable. Customs may, can, and do open parcels for any reason at any time.
  We try to combine items wherever possible but this may not always be possible. Combining items will save you a ton of money in costs of delivery.
  Indeed, we recommend that you first think through everything that you need and then place the order for everything at the same time. This will cut your costs dramatically.
  Ebay's "shipping policy" ought also to be consulted, and so ought Paypal's, which is more draconian. To put ourselves in complete compliance with both policies, we require that all articles be signed for and indemnifiable, which unfortunately adds to your cost; if we do not do this, both you and we are subject to loss. Loss rarely happens, but it can.
  So, if you need RUSH DELIVERY, please tell us IMMEDIATELY with your order. That means WITH YOUR ORDER, not even a minute or a day afterwards. If you are paying by Paypal, which is the only way in which you can speed your order, there is a place for a message. Or tell us by an email through Ebay. Or ring us in advance - 805-636-3087.
  RUSH DELIVERY will cost you a fortune and it will take at least one working day to organise. If we have to arrange the order overseas, it may take a day longer because of different time zones and the transfer of funds. So, please PLAN your RUSH ORDER in advance.
  We are always available to talk with you and you have our telephone number. Unless we are ill, which happens, we act very quickly, but please work with us.
  Thank you for reading this.

CUSTOMERS IN THE U. K. and IRELAND PLEASE NOTE!!!!
There is a special discount to be applied to carriage for articles made in the U. K. and sent to customers in the U. K. and Ireland. This discount must, however, be applied manually, and so please let us know if you would like the discount - if you don;t remind us, we may overlook it, and, once the order has been made, it will be too late for you! This offer applies, therefore, ONLY if you remind us at the time of your order!!!

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