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Old 02-13-2011, 09:00 AM
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Default Vintage Graver

For what is used this type of graver? i have see one in Ebay but i don`t know for how is used and i`m very curios xd
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:25 AM
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Those bent gravers are typically used for engraving inside rings or on the inner surfaces of curved objects (spoons and such).

The curve in the shank lets you get to places where you can't get a straight line from where you need the point to be back to your hand.

And I have to say, that looks like a very nice holder.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:42 AM
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I have one of these holders, and three gravers that are made to fit the handle.
It is shown in a 1928 tool catalog, along with about six gravers that are made for the holder including regular straight ones.
The button pushed forward releases the grip on the graver and there are three positions to adjust the length.
It is a very nicely made tool, and a neat design, but not really practical for use today since it uses special gravers that are larger and with a bend at the end to fit into the adjustment notches. Also can't be sharpened with Lindsay templates or the Hamler fixture. Don't know about with the GRS fixtures. Can use a Crocker fixture.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:42 PM
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I have one of these that came in a 6 graver set bought from Rio Grande about 30 years ago. They still have that same set in their current catalog. These need to be sharpened by hand.
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