This miniature taper insert stake from Fretz® is ideal for making very small concave and bell shapes; the stake arcs outward from the narrow tip to the wide base, creating a flared shape. The stake fits into the H-2 holder (available separately); the stake may be inserted vertically or horizontally, giving access to both the top and the side of the stake for forming. 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. This stake is crafted of highly polished 420-grade stainless steel.