NT Cutter KT-2000GP Leathercraft Tool Black Metal Leather Skiving Knife, with Protection Cap and Blade Case, to Cut and Skive Leatherwork
This affordable version of the traditional Japanese leather knife is excellent for skiving, cutting leather or scrapping materials off surfaces. Replacement blades available.
You're looking at a NT Cutter skiving knife used for leathercraft. This outstanding knife is excellent for draw cutting, skiving, or punching straight lines in almost any kind of leather.
This indispensable leather tool comes with two double edge blades to last twice as long, one is angled, the other straight. Just remove the safety sheath (comes standard with knife), unscrew the bolt, remove the bolster, remove the blade and flip it around before reassembling. What could be easier?
To cut leather simply place your leather onto a quality purpose made cutting mat, then insert the appropriate corner of the blade into your leather and pull the knife towards you, twisting the blade in the direction you wish to cut. Please ensure your blade is cutting the mat as well as your leather to ensure control and reduce the risk of slippage. When turning the knife around corners while cutting, pitch the handle of the knife away from you for more control, and when cutting in straight lines pitch the handle of the blade towards you for straighter lines and more efficient cutting.
For skiving place your leather flesh side up with the edge you wish to skive facing away from you on a hard surface the blade cannot cut, such as glass. Holding the knife with the bevel facing upwards and the edge of the blade facing in the same direction of the edge of the leather, or at a slight angle as preferred, cut your leather outwards or across from where you would like the skive to begin straight through to the edge of the leather.
This blade is made of high quality steel and is quite easily sharpened on a sharpening stone. But unlike fixed blade skiving knives, replacement blades are available. Made from high impact metal and rubber, the handle can withstand the impact of a wooden mallet quite well.