Get your double ended shaping stake which is made of polished hardened steel, nicely designed and smooth finish. Use rawhide mallet to create a variety of synclastic and anticlastic forms out of metal sheets of wires. Hexagonal middle section helps holding stake wisely and securely in standard bench vise or vertical stake vise. Working on small objects are also handheld. Working area is 3” on each side, total length 9”.