Leather Splitting

Simmons’ Leather Splitting blades have been the standard of the splitting industry since their development in 1992 and are produced from the finest high carbon steel, joined with precise, finely finished, uniformly hard welds. Leather Splitting blades are used in many leather processing applications ranging from leather tanneries to splitting leather for shoes, belts, straps and other small leather goods.

The steel used for Leather Splitting band knives in tanneries is polished and tempered in three Rockwell hardness levels; Low for lime splitting, Medium for wet blue/chrome splitting and High for dry splitting. These blades are not limited to just leather splitting. Extra Low temper is available and can be used for rubber splitting.

Simmons offers these blades in both the Tru-Trak® and Ultra Tru-Trak® finish. Tru-Trak® blades are finished on the front and back edge to aid in the tracking of the blade. Ultra Tru-Trak® blades are finished on all dimensions for minimum deflection or blade movement during operation.

Tru-Trak® and Ultra Tru-Trak® blades are marked with a serial number to
assure the highest level of production control and traceability.


Leather Splitting Blades used in this industry: Leather Industry