Rectangular shape like a Hand File but only 2/3 as wide. Double cut on 2 sides only with safe edges.
- File length is measured exclusive of tang, from point to heel
- American pattern files are available in 3 grades of cut: bastard-cut, second-cut and smooth-cut
- Swiss pattern files are offered in seven cuts: No. 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 with #00 being the coarse, #6 the fine cut