Awl Gauge with Bookbinding Tools


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The main item here is an Awl Gauge, or as the instruction sheet calls it, a Universal Pricking Guide. This is a jig used in sewing gathered sheets for a signature of a book. Manufacturer is Louet in Holland, whose web site you may visit at This device is beautifully made, in new condition in the original box (as obtained from a fine printer whose shop we bought out), complete with awl and instruction sheet. Also included are:

A metal thimble
A box of rubber thimbles
A package of “Bookbinders Needles”
Some wine corks to be used as a handle with the needles

Additional information

Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 4 × 4 in