Lawyers Bodkin Needle with Crown Mark - HM Stationery Office
A vintage lawyers' bodkin needle.
Traditionally used to bind legal documents together with red tape.
Beechwood handle with brass ferrule.
The handle has a Crown mark with 'S' to the left and possibly 'O' to the right, believed top refer to the Her Majesty's Stationery Office or HMSO.
The steel point is slightly curved at the business end and 41/8 inches overall length.
73/16 inches overall length.