For fine detail carving and sgraffito this three piece package offers 6 choices that will cover every situation. The L1 and L2 give you diversity to create fine to medium lines for carving and sgraffito. The L3 works great for scratching off larger areas of glaze. The sharp diamond surfaces are great for keeping your carving area where you want it, avoiding peeling off the surrounding areas. I am so pleased with the quality of these tools. I also especially love how light weight they are in my hand. As well as the comfy finger cushions that they come with. So if I am carving for 8 hours straight I am not feeling as fatigued in my hands as I do when using other companies heavy and bulky tools. Once you move to DiamondCore it is impossible to go back to bulky tools!!
I was a portrait artist before I started doing pottery. Now, a lot of my work features sgraffito and these tools feel natural to use like a pencil. They are strong and have nice grips which give them a high quality look & feel. Each end of the tools give different groove shapes; some thin, wide, sharp, etc. Together, they allow me to draw figures with a dynamic look & diverse lines! I love how easily they carve through clay, especially when bone dry.