- Smallest of Mudtools Polymer Ribs
- Traditional kidney-shaped rib
- Can get into tight spaces
- Good for detail work
- Made of medium flexible polymer
Mudtools Rib #5 is the universally recognized traditional kidney-shaped pottery rib. Whether you are throwing clay on the wheel, hand-building or sculpting, the pottery rib is a classic and essential tool.
Shape #5 is the largest of the Mudtool kidney-shaped ribs, which come in three sizes: #0 being the smallest, #1 the middle and #5 being the largest. As a bigger version they offer more surface coverage, making them great for smoothing a slab of clay.
All Mudtools polymer pottery ribs are made of a unique flexible material that will not develop burrs or cracks under normal use. Each polymer shape is available in a variety of hardnesses: red (very soft), yellow (soft), green (medium) and blue (firm).
Other shapes and sizes available in the green (medium) are #0 small kidney, #1 medium kidney, #2 spatula, #3 long kidney, #4 flattened kidney and small bowl.
Other available material options are as follows: red (very soft), yellow (soft), blue (firm) and stainless.
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