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Engraving Tools
Collection of Engraving Tools

Many different Engraving Tools circle McClain's Set of Six in the red box, while behind is a Crocker Sharpener on a Coarse Ceramic Toishi (whetstone) and an Engraver's Sandbag.

These are the tools you need to work Resingrave as well as other types of wood engraving blocks. They are made using high carbon tool steel.

The blades on the Angle Tints, Elliptic Tints, Flat and Round Gravers, and Multiple Line tools are 2.75" long; total length with the handle is 4.6". The blade on the Burins is 3.2" long, total length with the handle is 4.9". The smallest marks are made with Size 1 tools; the larger the size, the wider the mark the tool makes.

What the Tools Do

Engraving tools come from the manufacturer "factory sharp," which means they are given a basic shape, but they need to be sharpened in order to carve well.

For more information about engraving materials and sharpening engraving tools, please go to Basic Instructions and look under "Engraving."