Sewing Awl/ Stiletto
A Dutch silver sewing awl/stiletto encased in a sheath as seen in page 96 of Kay Sullivan's book 'Needlework Tools and Accessories'. Circa First half 1800's. The stiletto was used to make a hole in course, stiff materials to enable the needle to go through more smoothly.
Condition: Wear consistent with age and use.
Dimensions: Weight 10gm, Length 8.7cm without sheath 7.7cm, Width 2cm