Hand Tools for Marble
and Other Soft Stone

This modern set of tools shows a complete range of tools for working softer stone including:  toothed chisels, points, curved scrapes and flat chisels.  This modern set utilizes hexagon handles for easier gripping.  The tools have flat ends and are meant to be struck with a steel hand hammer.

In earlier days, a large wooden mallet was used and the tools had flared ends.  This made it easier to hit the tool and not the stonecutter’s hand.  Also the wooden mallets were easy to make and were replaced frequently.

 Tools belonged to Charles Kling and were used in the 1870’s-1910.



Source:  Miles Supply Co., Elberton, Georgia. Interview with Melissa Kling Phillips, Butler, Missouri


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