Rectangle Planisher Chasing Tool 1/4" by Saign Charlestein
A beautifully finished chasing tool. Made from A-1 tool steel and kiln heat treated to a hardness of 60 hRc, it is then precisely polished and shipped with a coating of wax to protect the surface from the elements. The result is arguably one of the most beautiful tools you will purchase.
The rectangle planisher is used to shape and smooth flat to convex surfaces on your chasing and repousse piece. It is a versatile tool because of its long straight edge and its short straight edge, allowing you to planish a variety of places. Also useful for setting bezels.
Each tool is 1/4" in diameter and 4-3/8" long. The length will not only accommodate larger hands, but can make the tools more versatile on larger work pieces.
The 1/4" tools is Saign's "M" size. This is the most common size of chasing tools and great size to start your collection.
Note: Tools can be slightly altered by the user if to meet personal preference. If you do so,DO NOT exceed 500°F (260°C) in temperature or heat the tools to they point that they change color.
Saign Charlestein is a propmaker, who has worked in the film and entertainment industry since 2002. He specializes in intricate metal work, which includes armor and weapon fabrication. Notable projects include armor and weapons props from films such as The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), The Adventures of Johnny Tao (2005), Star Trek (2008), Ninja Assassin (2008) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra (2008). He also hasan immense skill set in carpentry, welding, machining, fabrication, model building, mold making and many other skills. Saign has put his skills as an expert tool maker and metalsmith into his line of chasing tools since 2008.