English: Hacking or side knives are light hatchets or heavyweight knives. They are strongly constructed with a single-sided straight edge. The back of the blade is exposed for hammering on. The handle is a solid steel through tang, with side scales. The scales are often of thick leather, to absorb shocks. Their typical uses are either for glazier's work, or else as a light froe for splitting timber.
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