A chairmaker's cutting tool that consists of an essentially straight blade, usually 8 - 12 inches long, with perpendicular handles at each end. The cut in the wood is made by the carpenter pulling or drawing the knife in both hands towards himself.
Also called a drawshave, this blade that has a handle on each end, is used to trim, shape or smooth wood by being drawn horizontally, with both hands, across the work toward the user, thus shaving the wood.
A drawknife is a woodworking tool used to shape wood by removing shavings. It consists of a blade with a handle at each end. The blade is much longer (along the cutting edge) than it is deep (from cutting edge to back edge).