I have used a carbide scribe in a leadholder for the past four or five years, and have never had to sharpen it in that time. I use
it almost daily on wood, aluminum, and spring steel. I am excited to now offer a more elegant extension of this idea for sale, in the
form of a light duty scribe/awl that I call a "Scrawl".
The robust ferrules are turned from solid stainless steel or phosphor bronze round stock, not stamped from flimsy sheet metal. The
enclosed end not only looks good, but provides more strength and support for the carbide shank than does the typical tube ferrule.
The carbide shank can be used to scribe woods, plastics, and metals, or to mark centers for drilling in wood.
Handles are turned from premium hardwoods chosen for their beauty and straight grain. The handle is finished with several coats of
Tru-Oil, a durable linseed based rubbing oil.
The overall length is about 5 1/2", with about one inch of that being the carbide shank. It is comfortably held like a pencil to use
as a scribe or scratch awl, while the mushroom cap is pushed to mark centers.
With a little care (do not drop it, do not pry with it, do not strike with it, and use light pressure on hard materials), this scribe
will last for years. If the point ever dulls, it can easily be touched up with a diamond hone.
Because I make these as ordered, please allow a few days for me to ship your order. Handles are available in apple, cherry,
genuine mahogany, and walnut. Other species may be available - please contact me with any special requests.
Made in the USA. Fully warranted for one year.