The artists tool, be it brush or burin.
Mantegna has sometimes been credited with the important invention of engraving with the burin on copper.
The portraits of Corneille (the best and most trustworthy of which is from the burin of M.
- In the kata-kiri-bori every line has its proper value in the pictorial design, and strength and directness become cardinal elements in the strokes of the burin just as they do in the brushwork of the picture-painter.
In some places wood-carving has been brought to considerable perfection; and native artists know how to engrave on metal both by etching and the burin.
Blocks cut with a knife on wood plankwise, as distinct from wood engravings which are cut with a burin on the end grain, a more modern innovation.