The C.S. Osborne #477 Fid or blunt belt awl is used for stretching or enlarging holes in leather for easy lacing. Can also be used for stippling, tightening or loosening knots.
The perfect tool to widen lacing holes in your leatherwork the #477 fid will ensure great results and easy lacing. Please note, this tool cannot pierce leather so make sure to punch your lacing holes completely. This lacing fid has a blunt tip so will only widen or stretch existing holes. The handle of this tool is ergonomically designed to allow for better grip and control during use.
To use this lacing fid, simply place the tip into the lace hole right before lacing your leathercraft, same as how you would use an awl for stitching.
Forged steel blade & hardwood handle.
Blade Length: 2 1/4”
Made in the USA
C.S. Osborne & Co. has been family-owned and operated since 1826. They manufacture the finest leather working tools at its New Jersey factories.