All-metal chisel approx. 20-50 cm long to cut a narrow groove in a metal plate to make it easier to break or in a horseshoe where the holes for the horseshoe nails will be driven.
The splitting chisel has a fairly narrow cut (approx. 9-13 mm) which is ground at an angle of approx. 60 °. This allows you to work with it to a fairly great depth. The whole is usually rectangular in cross section.
To be distinguished from the stonecutter's splitter. [MOT]