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Posted 4 years ago

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ho2cultcha
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i think that this tool may have been used for applying gesso to frames and other decorative elements. I think it says 'Spear & Jackson Sheffield England', but i'm not sure. on the other side of it, there is an 'L' inside a diamond. I'd love to know more about it. it's amazingly well-made and durable. i use it all the time.

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    You give no indication of size. It could be surgical or garden size.
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    the piece is 9" from tip to tip.
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    it's very tiny. the width of the spatula is less than 1/2" and the trowel is only 1" wide.
  4. TRIKER TRIKER, 4 years ago
    Looks like tool used to do clay sculpturing
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    i do a lot of stonework myself, and this piece is way too small for that - unless i was doing stonework for a dollhouse. i think it's more likely a sculpting tool, or for doing fine plaster detail.

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