need help identifying this instrument

Discussion in 'Tools' started by peggy, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. peggy

    peggy New Member

    ..........small ended diamond file with rubber handle (either black or dark blue)... handle is about 6 inches long.......metal end i think is diamond file.

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  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  3. peggy

    peggy New Member

  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    That may not be for filing , but for etching.
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  5. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member

    check out 'burin'. An engraving tool, but the handle looks a bit inadequate.
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  6. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I don't think it's a burin. Might be a chasing tool.
  7. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store:

    Looks to me like a scraper made from a file. There's not enough file surface left outside the added coating for using it as a file, and someone has ground the end diagonal so the front edge can be used as a scraper. You can see the distinctive shape of the broken-off file tang on the rear end, probably why it was re-purposed. Files are very hard steel, thus good material for a scraper as well as a file. I don't think u will ever find a tool like that in any catalog
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