Twisted steel double-ended dry point scribe, used for adding detail or tone to metal plates for intaglio printmaking processes. The line is created as the dry point or needle is dragged or drawn over the plate.
If this tool is used to add detail or tone directly to the metal plate (a technique known as 'drypoint'), it will inscribe a line with a slight burr, which will print a blurred, indistinct line.This effect can be controlled by manipulating the angle at which the point meets the plate.
Please note, the tool is designed to be resharpened periodically. Made of high carbon tool steel.
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