Swivel knife

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Swivel knife

A swivel knife is a chisel-edged blade held upright and mounted on a pivot with a saddle for a finger.[1][2][3] It is held somewhat like a pencil, but between the thumb and middle fingers, while the forefinger rides in the saddle above. It is used to outline and cut a design into the surface of leather as an initial stage to tooling the leather with decorations.


  1. ^ Letcavage, E.; Hollis, W.; Wycheck, A. (2011). Basic Leathercrafting: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started. How To Basics. Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-4424-9. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  2. ^ Groneman, C.H. (2012). Leather Tooling and Carving. Dover Publications. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-486-14228-9. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  3. ^ Various Authors (2016). Tools for Leatherwork - A Collection of Historical Articles on Leather Production. Read Books Limited. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-4733-5691-7. Retrieved 2019-03-16.

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