These awls have accurately turned conical tips, strong bolsters and comfortable handles. The tip is A2 steel hardened to Rc60-62 for toughness, and can be replaced if damaged.
The bolster, made from stainless steel, transitions smoothly into the taper of the handle to provide a larger hand contact area. The hard maple handles have been torrefied, a heating process that changes the structure of the wood at the cellular level, to stabilize the handles against swelling and shrinkage caused by humidity changes.
The small 4 3/8" awl can be cupped in your palm with your fingers close to the tip, allowing more control for delicate work. The large 5 3/4" awl fits comfortably in your hand. Sure to become the first awls you reach for when laying out projects.