All stainless scrapers and ribs are made from high quality cutlery grade stainless steel with varying flexibility among tool styles.
The Long Smooth Scraper Rib is the best companions for any potter. The smooth one works great for throwing and planing the clay.
The Paisley Scraper Rib proves itself to be excellent for sculpting, shaping, and refining leather hard clay. The tight inside radius is good for working around joints (for example, at the inside of a teapot spout.) We like to use the teeth to remove and shape clay and then follow up with a Polymer Rib to smooth and polish it.
The Shape 0 Stainless Rib is our smallest rib and one of our best sellers. The traditional kidney shape of this potters rib is the most universally recognized clay tool. This little rib can get into tight places and is good for detail work.
Shape 1 is the traditional kidney-shaped rib. Probably the most universally recognized pottery tool. It fits well in the hand and is useful for sculpting, hand building and throwing clay. Shape 1 is no too big. Not too small. It is just right.
The Shape 2 Stainless Rib is a workhorse for throwing, smoothing and compressing. In the Mudtools family, this shape is one of the firstborn.
The Shape 5 Stainless Rib has much in common with our Shape 1 Stainless Rib, only on a bigger scale. It offers more surface coverage, making it great for smoothing a slab of clay.
The Shape 7 Stainless Rib has less flexibility than some of the other ribs. The blunt end is good for carving away material or removing waste clay on the wheel.