Roberson : Etching Tool : Twisted Burnisher and Needle Point

Roberson : Etching Tool : Twisted Burnisher and Needle Point


Awaiting Stock - Due: 08-09-2017

Price £16.50

This combination tool has a twisted shank of high carbon tool steel, and is tipped with a different tool at each end: a burnisher and a needle point scribe.

Burnishers are used to flatten a section of a plate in order to remove engraved or etched patterns and lines. This 'erases' the marks on this area. Do not use the end of the tool; use the 'belly' of the tool, just below the tip.

The other end of the tool has a needle point scribe. 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. This end of the tool is designed to be resharpened periodically.

This tool is manufactured by EC Lyons.

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SKU RRE32307
Weight 0.0070
To use with Etching, Printmaking
Quality Excellent
Review by Feefo
Love using this tool and did a dry point straight away (Posted on 14/05/2015)
Review by Feefo
Wonderful item I am glad I bought it from Jackson s. Alex (Posted on 15/01/2015)

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