Zebrawood pencil carvers can be used for clay carving, sgraffito, mishima, sculpting, scraping and more. The Straight V-Tip is well suited for surface carving and was developed to provide a blade that carves freehand more easily and more like a pencil. Shallow carving depth is easier to manage. Unlike our other carving tools, the blade on this tool does not have a wider opening on one side, (both sides are the same). Note: This straight blade tool does not tend to carve as deep as our curved blade tools, but is great for consistent shallow lines.
Zebratools are constructed of hand-made exotic zebrawood handles and ultra-sharp stainless steel blades (.006"). No other tool can match these tools in performance. They leave little or no burs or debris, carver faster and deeper if desired, with much less resistance and therefore with much less hand/wrist/muscle fatigue. They are sharp enough to carve bone dry or leatherhard clay. They are much sharper than ordinary loop tools, have adjustable blade angle, a built-in stylus, and a comfortable foam grip. The blades are self-sharpening (made of sheet stainless steel ), and are designed with a wider opening in the back to prevent clogging, leaving cleaner, crisper lines. Carving is done with the "beak" down and scraping is done with the backside of the blade.