The checked beveller stamp brings the design into three-dimensional relief with more texture:
B936: Tiny Oblong 5mm x 3mm (3/16" x 7/64")
B701: Extra Small Oblong 5.5mm x 4mm (13/64" x 5/32")
B198: Small Square 5mm x 5mm (3/16" x 3/16")
B702: Medium Square 7mm x 7mm (17/64" x 17/64")
B205: Large Square 8mm x 8mm (5/16" x 5/16")
B971: Extra Large Square 9mm x 9mm (11/32" x 11/32")
Checked bevellers are used on and adjacent to the swivel knife cut for the outline of the design, to 'press' the leather down on one side to create a 'bevel' and give a three dimensional effect.
The widest part of the base of the stamp sits into the swivel cut.
There are options for different sizes and shapes to help get into awkward corners. Note: sizes are approximate and are given as height by width.
Carving stamps are made from a high quality ferrous steel which gives a consistent sharp and clear impression time after time. These can be identified from cheaper metal alternatives by checking to see if they are magnetic. Each tool has an integral steel handle measuring approximately 10.5cm, 4 ¼” and has a textured non-slip area for easier gripping.
This image shows the smooth beveller in use to highlight texture and shadow on a Celtic pattern, to allow give the impression of where the lines go underneath each other.
The photo was taken on one of our Carving Workshops days - for more information on workshops click here.