Pitching Chisel


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Pitching Chisel

 

in sculpture, an instrument for making an edge on the face of a stone. A pitching chisel is in the form of a cyclindrical or canted steel rod, one end of which widens into a shovel-shaped head with a sharply beveled edge. Blows with a mallet are applied to the other end, which is flat.

pitching chisel, pitching tool

A mason’s chisel having a wide, thick edge; used in rough dressing.