moon knife


noun Tanning.

a crescent-shaped knife used to scrape hides.

Origin of moon knife

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of moon knife

  • The flesh side of the leather is then pared with the moon-knife, or in the shaving machine, to equalise the thickness.


    K. J. Adcock