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Capable of producing extremely sensitive lines, these etching needles and scribes taper to fine points and are intended for use on grounded plates. They can be resharpened.
Carbide Point Scribe
The perfect tool for drypoint, this metal-handled, carbide point scribe measures 6" (152 mm) long and can be resharpened.
Diamond Point Scribe
The perfect tool for drypoint. The high-quality industrial diamond tipped scribe produces fine lines on zinc or copper and can also etch glass. This pencil-style tool has a tempered steel tip with a diamond point attached to a wood handle.
Double Point Scribe
This cork handled etching needle has a traditional, double-edged steel tip and a comfortable grip. This handle is ideal for both beginning artists and seniors who have trouble grasping the traditional thin etching needle.
Twisted Etching Needle
a crossover hit in the world of modeling, moldmaking, and sgrafitto. Solid steel, 7" (178 mm) long. Tapered point on both ends.
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By Ernesto Dorado
from Gurnee, IL
Comments about Etching/Drypoint Needles and Scribes:
I used this for my printmaking class and it works like a charm! Its easy to use. The only thing I did not like was the fact that both ends were the same. I would of liked it if it was a different end.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Awesome Etching Needle
from Kenosha, WI
I use this for scratching plexi-glass for intalgio printing. It works fantastic, but for long sessions of working my hands begin to hurt. I wrapped some cloth around the middle to create some sort of cushion for my hand, now I have no complaints.
Good Quality and Worth it!!!
By Arielle aka lil Mermaid
from San Francisco, CA
Comfortable and Easy to Handle. Smooth and very sharp. They will only dull over a period of time but not instanstly after use. Would be nice to have a soft handle for a more firm grip.
wood handle very comfortable.....
By the hatter
from Oklahoma city, OK
doing large drypoint printmaking my hands would be sour with the metal scribes the wood handle is better.
Excellent All Around!
By Sarah the HappieZombie
from Dallas, Texas
Great etching needle! Works like a charm on copper plates! Love the double pointed ends for a little variety in my etched lines.
By C squared
from Joliet, Illinois
I'll be using the etching products in the class I'm taking.
Great art begins with great tools.
from Valdese, NC
I am new to printmaking and the art of intaglio. Sometimes when you are just begining you purchase cheap supplies to see is you will like the new hobby and if you do like it- will you stick to it. Since few supplies were required, I treated myself to this scribe. It was highly recommended to me by my teacher, and I am so happy that I purchased it. She told me it never dulls or never wears out. And I was so pleased with my very first print. I hope my interest lasts as long as this scribe!
By Just A Chorus Girl
from Siler City, NC
Its a fine quality product and works great for its intended purpose.
It really is a great tool for etching. My only complaint is that it can get slippery after working hard. I got the version with the twisted handle, and it doesn't offer as much grip as I had hoped.
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By Sharon Kay Jean La Von Bass
from Ooltewah, TN
I have two if these scribes I use on zinc plates. I struggle not knowing if scribe is sharp enough and have attempted to sharpen one but it didn't help much with accuracy in drawing into plate. Advice on sharpening these scribes would help me a lot. Maybe information on website, if not already there.
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