burins

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Scope note
Tools used in printmaking for engraving metal plates or end-grain wood blocks, consisting of a small steel rod, of square or lozenge section, with a sharpened point, and having a half-round wood handle that fits in the palm of the hand. In the context of archaeology, a specialized flake or blade with a chisel edge; used to carve or engrave softer materials such as bone, wood, or antler. For various tools for chasing or engraving metal or wood, use "gravers."
burins
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024