This is the best all around wire tool for six inch pugged clay, cutting spouts, and cutting off extusions. It also works great as a faceting tool.
Mudcutter is made of stainless steel with a surgical stainless steel wire under tension. It is easy to change the wires, if needed. The handle has an insert made from the same material as the ribs. The tool is made so you can lay it in a bucket of water and it won't rust or degrade. This is a lifetime tool. This Mudcutter tool is essential to the potter.