Pearl Engraving Tools

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Beautify your instruments! Hand-engraving transforms your inlays into art. Here are the special steel gravers you'll need.

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Pearl Engraving Tools Onglette graver

Onglette graver

Item # 1676
In stock, ready to ship!

$15.59

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Pearl Engraving Tools Flat graver

Flat graver

Item # 1677
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$15.59

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Pearl Engraving Tools Square graver

Square graver

Item # 1678
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$15.59

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Pearl Engraving Tools Wooden handle

Wooden handle

Item # 1674
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$2.45

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Beautify your instruments! Hand-engraving transforms your inlays into art. Here are the special steel gravers you'll need.

Three different shapes are available, for varying the width and depth of cut.

Our Essential Engraving Kit includes these gravers, plus everything else you'll need to get started.

Item
 
Usage
Untrimmed length
1676
Onglette
Curves; fine lines
4-5/16" (109.54mm) long
1677
Flat
Lettering; lines
4-3/8" (111.13mm) long
1678
Square
General purpose
4-7/16" (112.71mm) long

Gravers are provided long, so the artist can cut them to the length that best fits their individual hand. As a rule of thumb, the tip of the graver should protrude about 1/4" beyond the hand while in use. The gravers can be cut off quickly by laying them on a wet shop towel and using a Dremel cut-off wheel. Keep wetting the towel so the graver stays cool during cutting so it will not lose its temper.

The wooden handle for the gravers has a small starter hole that needs to be enlarged to accept the tang of the graver.

Get inspired! See our Free information for Inlay, engraving.

After engraving, fill the incised cuts with Laskin's Engraving Filler to accent the pattern.


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Great quality gravers

By Billy M from Baker, LA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 20, 2013


Great quality gravers. Make sure you buy the handle to improve your control with them. Stop often to touch up the cutting edges to keep them sharp (mother of pearl is tough on cutting tools) and you will achieve excellent results.

A MUST have!

By VirgilGuitar from Tampa, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 10, 2012


If you are serious about inlay like I am, you will buy these.

Nice graver

By John Mayes from Norman,OK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 24, 2010


I have all three. They work well and come reasonably sharp. I got a handle for it, but had to modify it a bit to make it what I like, but that's personal preference. Nice tool.



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