I learned to trowel with a Pavan. I have several I used, accruing even more from a contest win – this Pavan Tool Chest –
I got the 3 inch x 9 inch and it was instant love. So much so that I got two more – a 9.5 inch and the 10.5 inch. They are light and airy, and glide effortlessly under the hand. I rarely use my Pavan now -unless its for a coarser plaster/stone.
Yesterday, a new BABY trowel arrived, weighing in at 6.5 inches –
Look how cute it is, like a trowel family~ I can’t wait to use it in those smaller, cut up areas –
Why do my trowels look so dirty here? Honest, I clean my tools.
I haven’t seen these trowels locally, but you can find them online. Here are several sites that I trust, and their current prices (before shipping) –
There is also this company, Lander Land, out of New Mexico, that carries a full line of Japanese Trowels, including the baby size (in 3 designs), in Regular and Stainless Steel both, but I’ve never ordered from them before. Prices seem pretty comparable. Here are the mini’s they offer, each one is $31. They sell a set of all 3 mini’s for $74 – great price, but I only needed one, so I got mine from Chicago while ordering product –
Landerland offers this description for Japanese Trowels –