Putty knife

identifier

MOT V 2001.0383

morphology

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 82.0227 L=19cm WD=3,3cm WT=80gr. Inscription: Walkron.

holotype

MOT V 97.0286 a-c3 L=22,5cm WD=7,5cm WT=150gr

holotype

MOT V 2001.0383 L=22,5 WD=3,5 WT=100gr. Inscription: KALCUT ROSTFREI TOOLS PEREL.

holotype

MOT V 2003.0659 L=21cm WD=4cm WT=61gr

alias

glazing knife (syn.)

alias

stopping knife (syn.) (SALAMAN 1976: 252)
description

The putty knife is used to apply putty to glass rebates. There are different forms that are said to be regional. The blade can be pointed or blunt, stiff or springy, straight or curved.

The house painter uses the putty knife, after priming the woodwork, to plug nail and screw holes with putty.

A rather rare model has small slots in the blade (1), just like a glass cutter, to break off small pieces of glass.

See also this coopers knife and the oyster knife. [MOT]

(1) See JACKSON & DAY: 170 and SALAMAN 1976: 251.