Plough gauges are a European cutting tool, often from France or England. They operate under a pushing motion, as opposed to pulling, which allows for greater leverage. This plough gauge is English made by T & J Dixon and is older. The bar is marked to 5" and the blade is included. This tool is made of metal and has a hardwood handle with a brass roller and brass ferrule. It is absolutely indispensable for all shops, as it will cut 1/2" to 5" in width of strap. This particular tool is in good condition with some cosmetic signs of age and usage, none of which will affect functionality, including some metal pitting. This piece is ready to help you with your leatherwork.