An Awl is a beading tool used for knotting. The awl makes it easier for you to make consistent and tight knots. Used to form knots between beads and pearls. Comes in handy when you need to open small beads for covering crimps. Guides knots down close to beads. The Metal Awl features an Ergonomic Handle for comfort and a Fine point to helps loosen knots and tangles.