Similar in usage to awk, awl is suited to solving problems using C++ programs often as small as few characters long. The command-line interface can also provide functionality similar to the traditional tools grep and sed.
A pointed instrument for piercing small holes, as in leather or wood; used by shoemakers, saddlers, cabinetmakers, etc. The blade is differently shaped and pointed for different uses, as in the brad awl, saddler's awl, shoemaker's awl, etc.
a common type of bone tool found in the Emeryville Shellmound and other California sites. Usually the bone has bee split and ground to a point. These tools probably were used for sewing, basket making and many other purposes.
A fleece fabric used exclusively by Berghaus on their value fleeces. AWL uses the same weight rating system as Polartec fleece and is very similar in terms of performance, offering a good warmth:weight ratio. Constructed from 100% polyester fibres woven through a polyester mesh.