The modern Victorinox awl includes a sharp edge and a groove, which turns it into a reasonably efficient drill for working in leather, wood or soft metal. This tool is sometimes called a reamer.There is also a sewing eye, so you can pull a thread through a punched hole, when sewing up leather or other coarse materials.
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It’s handy for emergency repairs of backpacks or other camping gear.This video shows how to sew with a SWISS ARMY KNIFE using it’s Awl (sometimes known as a Reamer). I show how to make a simple stitch with close-up camera shots, and a clear explanation. Enjoy learning this great skill, and please share with friends and family.
The Swiss Army knife is the ultimate multi-tool. Whether you need a magnifying glass to read fine print or a metal saw to cut through iron, the Swiss Army knife has your back. While Victorinox and Wenger have created an array of Swiss Army knives that will meet anyone’s needs, the flagship knife remains the SwissChamp.
There is a wide variety of possible functions, but many of these are limited to expensive special-use knives. If you’re using a simple, standard Swiss Army knife, then you’ll probably only be working with 4-10 basic tools. standard Swiss Army knives boast the most features; and lock-blade knives contain the most heavy-duty features.