The gilders tip is used to properly grip the leaf from the pad and apply it onto the surface to be gilded. SeppLeaf Products offers a full line of gilders tips designed for the expert manipulation of gold and metal leaf. Made from the highest quality squirrel and sable hair, tips are available in a range of widths and lengths all having cardboard handles. Tips are manufactured in two weights, single and double, with the double tip having more hairs. Single tips are used for gold leaf work. Double tips are generally used to pick up heavier leaf such as genuine silver, platinum and metal leaves.