Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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bolt knife

One of the two types of knives that can be used for cutting the edges of books with the PLOW . The bolt knife is fastened to the shoe of the plow, consequently its position cannot be changed, as can that of the SLIDING KNIFE . The sliding type is less expensive and easier to attach, and has almost completely superceded the bolt type.

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