grav·er tool | ˈgrā-vər ˈtül
A tool, similar to a chisel, used for engraving metal
A graver tool is a small, handheld tool, often similar to a chisel, that is used to engrave metal. Gravers are small and are often differentiated by the point shapes on the blade, and the different grades of steel from which the tool is manufactured. A graver may be small enough to be pushed by hand, or may be large enough or strong enough to be hit with a hammer, depending on the metal that is being engraved. When engraving a piece of jewelry, the device is held at a specific angle to achieve the depth, shape, and style of engraving that is desired. Types of gravers include line gravers, bevel gravers, flat graves, knife gravers, onglette gravers, and round gravers.