not an awl...but an early rotary punch.

not an awl...but an early rotary punch.

Speaking of rotary punches...heres an oldie....its a "Caravel"...4 holer...the holes are numbered for size....2, 4,6,8...and I assume they corresponded to harness rivet sizes....This was made in NY....NY. So I expect its early 1900s or so. The spring is replaced, and the barrels though replacable, are dul and chipped. I keep this for display mostly, and use a newer 6 hole "Dunlap4304" as my work horse for normal leathers.....I do hane a few belting punches as well, but for general hole punching they are over kill....
Tim