A pointed implement of metal or bone (often a stylus) used for ruling, drawing, and annotation. A hard point leaves a ridge-and-furrow effect on the writing surface rather than a graphic mark. See also Instructions, Lead point, and Metal point.
Instrument ŕ pointe sčche; Poinçon; Style; Stylet; Traçoir
Stilo, stiletto; Punteruolo
Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).