This is an amazing birdcage awl, not to be confused with the scratch awl. Birdcage awls are used for starting holes in wood for drills, screws, nails, etc. And this one is a beauty.
The handle is made from Mulberry wood with a copper ferrule ending in a 316 stainless steel 1/8" blade that is already partially sharpened. Plus it comes with a sleeve for the blade that is made from Osage Orange to protect it and you from the point. It's made to be used on wood, not flesh.