Leatherman Supertool Awl Blade

Apr 27, 1999
I have noticed that the Supertool awl blade is pretty dull at the tip. Anybody have some ideas to remedy this problem?

Thanks for your advice.
Later, Jeff

Anybody seen the bactine, please?!?!?!?

Good idea, but any idea how so I don't wear out a couple of stones and my patience doing it?

Later, Jeff

actually did do that with my older Supertool, just took forever

Anybody seen the bactine, please?!?!?!?

Do you... Dremel? I must be loopy
A dremel with a grinding wheel should do the trick. Or a bastard file. People don't like my last suggestion but have become quite good shaping metal without distorting or leaving scrape marks that can't be polished out. Just take your time.
I don't Dremel......YET. I am going to have to invest in one hear pretty quick, though. Seems like a handy little device to have around. Thanks for the ideas, David.

Anybody seen the bactine, please?!?!?!?

Have you considered leaving it alone? I find that while the dullish tip makes some punches a bit more difficult, it allows more versatility to the tool. In its present form I use the ST awl also as a probe and a router, both uses benefiting from a less aggressive point.

I guess it depends on what you use the awl for, but for me it works fine the way it is.
My awl broke. Is there a way to get a replacement? I am unfamiliar with Leatherman's repair policy.

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If within 25 years from date of purchase you find any defect in material or workmanship with your Leatherman product, return it to Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. for repair. At our option, we may replace the product.

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