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Gilder's Tools

  • Agate Burnisher Agate Burnisher

    Agate Burnisher

    These hard stone agates are used to burnish gold which has been water gilded over a base of thinly layered clay (bole).  They are approximately 8-9 inches long with 5 inch wooden handles mounted with 2.5 inch steel ferrules which anchor the agate...

    $31.20
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  • Cotton Gilding Gloves

    Cotton Gilding Gloves

    Cotton Gilding Gloves provide protection from oils found on the human hand that can tarnish metal leaf. Ideal for handling loose leaf and boxed leaf pieces such as Tamise and Schiabin. One size fits most hands.  

    $1.50
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  • Eytsinger gilder's knife with sheath.

    Gilder's Knife 6 inch blade with sheath

      Essential tool to cleanly custom cut precious metal leaf on a gilder's pad or cushion Made for J.G. Eytsinger of Schwabach, Germany Should be cleaned with alcohol to remove any oil from the surface before gilding Rounded tip with double...

    $39.00
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  • French Polish Mops with wired acetate quills for wet work. French Polish Mops with wired acetate quills for wet work.

    Handover French Polish Mops

    Originally these were designed for the beginning applications of shellac in the technique of French Polishing. Soft squirrel hair is blended with a stronger more supple hair,  which allows the mop to load up a good amount of polish (shellac) without...

    $7.60
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  • Standard Gilder's Cushion with draft shield. Professional Gilder's Cushion with  vellum draft shield.

    Handover Gilder's Cushion

    These cushions are used as a base for cutting leaves of gold or precious metal leaf down to size. The gilder's knives used should be sharp enough to cut the gold leaf but not so sharp as to cut through the leather cushion.  Both of the Handover...

    $54.00
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  • Carbon Steel Gilder's Knife Stainless Steel Gilder's Knife

    Handover Gilder's Knife

    These Gilder's Knives have 6" blades and hardwood handles riveted to a full tang. The Carbon Steel knife has steel rivets and can be easily sharpened while the more expensive Stainless Steel knife (brass rivets), may need to be professionally sharpened...

    $30.00
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  • Handover Squirrel Gilder's Tips

    Handover Squirrel Gilder's Tips

    Made from a thin row of pure squirrel hair, these tips are for picking up and applying loose gold leaf. This Squirrel Gilders' Tip is 3.5 in Wide. It is available with short, medium, and long hair. Extra thick tips are also available and used for silver...

    $19.50
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  • Horsehair Cloth

    Horse Hair Cloth

    Unlike the stiff horse hair cloth used for upholstery this is a softer but abrasive fabric often sandwiched into the layered construction of tailored garments.  This pliable fabric excellent method for pre-burnishing gilders clay or clay bole. The...

    $8.00
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  • SLP 25 single and double Blue Squirrel Tips

    SLP Gilder's Tip Squirrel Double

    These tips are constructed with Blue Squirrel Hair which runs 2 inches long out of the card stock holder.  The single tips are used with lighter leaf such as high karat genuine gold and the double tips are used with heavier leaf such as silver,...

    $10.00
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  • SLP 25 single and double Blue Squirrel Tips

    SLP Gilder's Tip Squirrel Single

    These tips are constructed with Blue Squirrel Hair which runs 2 inches long out of the card stock holder.  The single tips are used with lighter leaf such as high karat genuine gold and the double tips are used with heavier leaf such as silver,...

    $10.00
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  • Thorn Tip (Outside Box) Thorn Tip (Inside Screen)

    Thorn Tip

    The Thorn Tip is a unique tool that is easy to use.  You can easily pick up and precisely place gold leaf (or other precious or non-precious metal leaf) on any flat surface.  It was specifically designed for water gilding on glass and...

    $24.00
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