Agate Paper Burnisher

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Agate Paper Burnisher

75.00

Our hand-crafted paper burnisher is the only one of its kind available in America. The 2" polished agate stone is set in ash. It is the primary tool for making paper ready for calligraphy. Without proper burnishing, ahar paper can never properly receive the pen.

Other commercially available agate burnishers are both too thin to be effective, and set on a stick which restrict the amount of pressure that can be achieved, and is ultimately ineffective. For that reason we designed this two-handed setup for maximum downward pressure based on the design of Mohamed Zakariya Hoca's paper burnisher, a design tried and true for ahar preparation.

We hand make these burnishers from scratch, grinding the polishing stone from raw materials. The stones are set in the handle They are then individually tested to make sure they are in perfect condition and ready to go.

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