This hand tool resembles a rectangular stopping knife, but has a stiff blade ending at a 45 ° cutting angle. The leather worker, especially the shoemaker, uses the knife to split, plane, or bevel leather, depending on how he holds the knife. When splitting, the blade is held horizontal to cut into the thickness of the leather. When planing or cutting diagonally, the knife is held at an angle to the leather surface. As far as its purpose is concerned, the knife can be compared to a shoe knife.
The tool can be distinguished from the skiver. [MOT]