An awl is a beading tool shaped very much like a darning needle. In fact, you could use it as that too! An awl is used to help slide a knot into place when knotting between your beads. It can also help knotting down into the cup of a bead tip. It is very difficult to coax a knot to fit snugly into position. Without the aid of the awl the task can be nearly impossible. You will receive one high quality, traditional beading awl made of stainless steel with fine tapered point. Comfortable, round handle with sure-hold knurling. This awl measures 6" in length.