I just purchased the 12-piece tool set pictured here. As you could see, it is an older set, but nearly in perfect condition. The original owner only used them a few times, and states he paid about $350 for them. Not sure what year it's from, so I'm hoping someone will chime in and give a bit of history about these beautiful tools. vsBabolat (the all knowing), from the boards emailed me and was kind enough to inform me he seems to think they are from the early 80's, maybe early 90's. The tool set includes 6 awls, parallel pliers, cam action pliers, starting clamp, needle nose, and bent nose pliers, and a wooden awl that has no shaft on it. It looks to be some sort of tool, where one inserts a shaft or blade????, and then turns the knob to tighten the piece in place. can anyone out there give me a history of these tools?? or what the wooden tool is for??? Thanks in advance.