Product images of Cobbler's awl
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A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-1848. A cobbler's awl found in an abandoned boat at Erebus Bay, King William Island, in May 1859 by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-1859. It has a turned wooden handle marked with a broad arrow. The steel point is protected by a cork. The tool was probably carried to repair boots.
- Image reference: F4965
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London