This gilding tool which I designed in 2007 is known as a Smith Tip. I developed it for the application of applying full gold leaves to glass and flat oil gilded surfaces.
The traditional design for a gilding tip is usually for half size leaves, but I noticed even the experienced gilder struggling on occasions trying to apply full sheets of gold to glass using a normal tip. This gilding tool comes in its own unique box with a separate brass handle for you to screw to the base of the tool. It is robust in design and when mastered after applying several leaves will save you on gold leaf and time.
Please view the videos of my children using it for the very first time, Lauren was 8 and Millie was 5 in these videos in 2007. For information on this tool and where to purchase it, please email me at Chapman_and_smith@btinternet.com