A currier’s shave is a long single-edged knife with a handle on either end, used to scrape the hair and fat off a cow’s hide before tanning. It may also be termed a “tanner’s shave” or a “currier’s knife”. The illustration is taken from the arms of the Worshipful Company of Curriers, 1583 [Bromley & Child 62]. The shave is fesswise, edge to base, by default. For related charges, see drawknife. See also tools.
Jeremea Gerber bears: Vair, on a fess azure a two-handled currier’s knife argent.