The drypoint needle is a simple and elegant tool. It is a staple in any printmaker’s supply-box, probably the first and most basic tool for anyone who would like to start making etchings. The needle tool is shaped like a sharp pencil. Use it to make drypoint lines directly in your plate, without the use of acid, or to break through a ground to make lines that will be etched. The needle is made of metal, and has a nice weight to it. Made in Germany.