Flat Knife and Brass Scabbard
When I asked our manufacturer what tools were sold most often, I was surprised to hear that this little guy made it to the list. It’s bulit like an Xacto knife but with a thicker high quality steel blade that runs the entire length of the handle meaning that you can sharpen and resharpen this blade for a long time and never run out. You can use this knife as a straight clicking knife or clicking blade to cut patterns and cut into corners.
The most common things that happen to your primary leather cutting knife are snapping off the tip and rapidly dulling the blade. Since this is a small blade, you can resharpen it fairly quickly and its length means you can grind the edge back often to get a new sharp tip.
Sharpen after every use to both maintain the tools but also for good practice in preparation for sharpening trickier blades like skivers and head knives. A traditional simple tool, the brass scabbard has two small screws to adjust the blade and a contoured body for a perfect grip.
Fourreau Laiton "L'Indispensable"
14cm long (5.5 inches) brass scabbard
5mm wide, 20cm long (.2 x 8 inches) blade