Measuring 12.25" long, the Mudtools Flat Shredder provides a long flat cutting plane. It is an indispensable tool for shaping and carving leather hard clay. For years you could find a tool like this at the hardware store. This type of rasp was originally designed to be used on wood, but clay people, sculptors and auto-body repairmen discovered how well the blade worked on other materials (like clay and auto body filler). The Flat Shredder is a long variation fitted with a comfortable ergonomic grip. It functions well, doesn’t trap the waste clay in the tool and doesn’t frustrate the user. An added benefit is the tool mark, it leaves a handsome textured surface in the clay.