Scratch Awls

Use to scribe lines on metal, plastic and a variety of other materials. Pierce holes in wood, plastic, leather, even light gauge metal. Blades are high carbon, alloy tool steel fully coated to resist rust. Blade tapers to a fine point and may be resharpened many times. Easy-to-spot red handles are shock and shatter resistant. Ergonomic handles with large end bearing surfaces that provide a sure, comfortable grip. User has choice of large diameter or regular grip handles.

Malco’s A0 and A20 offer a regular grip handle. The A2 and A3 have large diameter handles.


• Tool steel blades are capable of being resharpened.
• Easy to spot red handles.


Catalog Number Description Nominal Bladed Diameter in. (mm) Blade Length in. (mm) Overall Length in. (mm)
A0 Regular Grip Handle Scratch Awl 1/8 (3.2) 3.11 (76) 6-1/4 (159)
A20 Regular Grip Handle Scratch Awl 1/4 (6.4) 4 (102) 8 (203)
A3 Large Grip Handle Scratch Awl 5/16 (7.9) 3.5 (89) 5.75 (146)
A2 Large Grip Handle Scratch Awl 1/4 (6.4) 4 (102) 6-1/4 (159)



My Review for Scratch Awls

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Kevin W. Davis III "certified-precision"

Just the best AWL EVER

I have owned this awl for over 14 years and - I thought I lost the opportunity to get another - just in case, but I found it on Ebay and plan to get 4 more -as every equip. tech. that see's what it does for be (my daily use of it for aligning and punching small holes in sheet metal - is WOW) got to get a back up or two. These are great.