Designed to comfortably fit the hand, this lightweight and hard-surfaced aluminum "knife" will become one of your most-used studio tools, for hand-building and at the wheel. Unlike a flat knife blade, the ultra-thin textured and tensioned wire cuts through clay without drag or distortion. It's ideal for cutting coils, and it's a safe tool to use in the classroom. It's a great tool for leveling rims, which is a safe alternative to a needle tool. You can also use it to trim teapot spouts and handle ends. For use with soft clay.