Bodkins (Tape/Elastic Threader)
Needle for inserting elastic tapes and cords
- With rounded tips
- Made of hardened steel and coated brass
- Flexible and stable at the same time
These bodkins, made of hardened steel and refined brass, are suitable for inserting elastic tapes and cords through a waistband, hood tunnelling, etc.
The brass version is a needle that is divided at the shank and open towards the eye, which gives the tip of the needle a spherical shape.
If a tape is threaded through this eye and then inserted down the needle shaft halves, it gets caught and can then be pulled through the tunnel while it is securely anchored.
The other bodkin, made of stainless steel, is also a blunt needle.
However, it has a wide, flattened, and thus, thinner needle shaft with a long and round eye. The long eye is designed to take up tapes and thick yarns, the round one is suitable for finer yarns and o-rings.
The needles’ burr-free, rounded tips cannot pierce through the material and therefore slide easily through any fabric loop or tube.
The balanced spring stiffness and smooth surface make these needles professional tools.