TYPES AND USES
Most knives have cutting edges and are used to cut,
pare, notch, and trim wood, leather, rubber, and other
materials. However, putty knives are used to apply and
spread putty when installing glass.
RUBBER CUTTlNG KNIVES
The shop knife is used to cut wallboard, paper,
cardboard, linoleum, canvas, and upholstery materials.
Most shop knives have an aluminum handle and have
storage space for five interchangeable blades in the
Rubber cutting knives come in a variety of styles and
shapes. Some taper to a blunt round point. Some have a
short, wide blade. Others have a long, wide hollow
ground blade. The handle is usually oval in shape.
Saddlers knives are used on leather and come in differ-
ent shapes. One has a broad point on a 1-1/8-inch by
5-inch blade. One has a 5/8-inch by 3-7/8-inch square
point blade. Another has a 5-inch rounded-end blade.
Shoe knives are similar to saddlers knives, but usually
they have a 3/4-inch by 3-1/4-inch blade.
Pocket knives are used for light cutting, sharpening
pencils, cutting string, and whittling. They are not suita-
ble for heavy work. There are many styles and shapes.
Some are multipurpose and have an assortment of
blades which are used for forcing holes, driving screws,
and opening cans, as well as cutting. The blades are
hinged and contained within the case when not in use
and are spring loaded to keep them firmly in place when
open or closed.