Sewing Awl/ Stiletto
A Dutch silver sewing awl/stiletto encased in a sheath as seen on page 96 of Kay Sullivan's book 'Needlework Tools and Accessories'. Circa 1812-1815. 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 7gm, Length 8cm without sheath 7.5cm, Width 2.5 cm