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4 - John James #15 bookbinding needles.

"Quite simply the best, most perfect bookbinding needle I have ever used for medium sized books. I have bound thousands of books and tried many many types of needles, but these have the perfect balance of a strong shaft (that can be used in place of an awl with a firm grip), small head to avoid making a large hole in the paper and a large enough eye to allow threading without a needle threaded.
We looked for a long time until we found these for resale and the WNY Book Arts Center Shop to include in our bookbinding kits."
-Richard Kegler, director of WNY Book Arts Center

Included are 10 brand new stainless steel needles (4 of #15 & 6 of #18) imported from England. These are made specifically for book binding and not to be confused with other manufacturers needles. (photo only shows #18 size)

As described by manufacturer John James: Size 18 Bookbinders' needles used for normal sized bindings where text weight papers and thread such as 25/3+ gauge is being used. The smaller the number the thicker the needle. The eye is polished to reduce wear on the sewing thread.

The #15 is great for large books and can be used to make a home-made awl using a stopper backed cork.

All proceeds of this and other ebay sales from this seller go to benefit the programs of the Western New York Book Arts Center.

4 - John James number 15 AND 6 - number 18 bookbinding needles (10 total)

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  • Material: nickle plated stainless steel
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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