This Fretz® miniature stake features a high-domed, sharp edge ideal for making bezels with curved girdles and sharp corners to fit rectangular or square stones that have curved girdles or edges. By matching the curve of the stone with the curve of the working surface of the stake, it’s easy to shape the bezel with only light planishing. This miniature stake is also useful for forming and shaping any type of metal, in a scale suited to jewelry. Stakes provide a surface under (or inside) the metal that enhances the work of the hammer in creating a wide variety of curves, folds and shapes. Choose stakes with surface features that allow you to create the forms you want. The stake is made of cast 420-grade stainless steel; if desired, you may further polish its surfaces to ensure no marring of the metal surface.
• This item is shown in an H-1 steel tool holder that is not included with the stake; the holder is available separately.