Filed Under: Stone 1

Brushes:
Round and Clamped ferrule brushes produce strokes with different characteristics and each is best suited to its own stroke order.

Round Ferrule

Handover, Series 2102 (UK)
http://www.handover.co.uk/Brushes-Signwriting_Brushes-Series_2102_Pure_Sable_Chisel_Edge_Writer/c2_896_923/index.html

Rekab 311 (US)
http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/761

Da Vinci 1111 (US)
http://www.amazon.com/Vinci-Kolinsky-Showcard-Lettering-Paintbrush/dp/B001BYRJXA

Clamped Ferrule

Princeton 4050, Shader (US)
http://www.dickblick.com/products/princeton-series-4050-synthetic-sable-shader/

Princeton 4050, One Stroke (US)
http://www.dickblick.com/products/princeton-series-4050-synthetic-sable-one-stroke/

Raphael Kaerell 8796 (US)
http://www.dickblick.com/products/raphael-kaerell-synthetic-sable-for-watercolor/

Carbide Chisels:

Manufacturers

Al-Orr (UK)
steven.travis@talk21.com
http://www.stoneworkingtools.co.uk/

G. Gibson (UK)
http://gibsontools.com/
http://shop.g-gibson.com/masonry-chisels-15-c.asp

Guillet (Europ, Fort, Phenix, Univers) (FR)
http://www.guillet.pro/

Vendors

Harbro (UK)
http://www.harbrosupplies.co.uk/product-category/tungsten-tooling-kits/lettering-chisels/
All Orr
Guillet
“Italian Carbide Universal”

Crawshaws (UK)
http://www.crawshaws.co.uk/
Al-Orr
Gibson

Tiranti (UK)
http://www.tiranti.co.uk/EdgeImpactShop/subcategory.php?Subcategory=22
Al-Orr (rebranded)
Guillet (Europ, Fort, Phenix)

John Neal Books
http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/s?keyword=S799
Guillet (Univers)

Hammers:

Harbro (UK)
http://www.harbrosupplies.co.uk/product/hammers-mallets/brass-dummy-mallet/
http://www.harbrosupplies.co.uk/product/hammers-mallets/dummy-mallet/

Tiranti (UK)
(Own Manufacture)
http://www.tiranti.co.uk/EdgeImpactShop/category.php?Category=4&Content=Mallets+%26+Hammers++

Trow and Holden (US)
(Own Manufacture)
https://trowandholden.com/store/agora.cgi?p_id=0084&xm=on
(Awkward handle not as pictured online.)
(Also producing a brass head hammer not featured on the website.)

John Neal (US)
Trow and Holden
(Handle as pictured)
http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/s?keyword=S461

Crawshaws (UK)
http://www.crawshaws.co.uk/index.php/tools-consumables/masons-tools/hammers

Sharpening plates:

DIA Sharp (US)
http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Dia-Sharp-Stones-C166.aspx

Quarries:

Slate

Best to use slate that is rated for roofing as that is the least friable and longest lasting.

Sheldon Slate (Tatko)
http://www.sheldonslate.com/
Monson, Maine
Middle Granville, New York

Buckingham Slate Company
bvslate.com
Arvonia, Virginia (US)

Taran Brothers Slate Quarry
Joe Taran
802-287-9308
Vermont Slate

Inks and Paints:

Moon Palace Sumi Ink
http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/s?keyword=I70

International Shipping:
When possible avoid Royal Mail as it changes carriers to USPS on arrival and may not ship via air.