The Malco SideSwiper model SRT2 combines the comfort and added leverage of an easy-to-grasp straight handle with the smooth unlocking motion of a burr free hook. The blade of the SRT2 is angled from the bottom plane of the handle and allows the user to keep the wrist straight while keeping knuckles well above the work. Blade surface finishing and plating assures that the sharply angled hook will not cut into the vinyl material or produce shavings. Additional comfort and control is achieved with a non-slip textured handle grip. The gripping surface will not become slick from moisture, and the form fitting, plastisol dip process bonds the grip for the life of the tool. Durable one piece spring steel construction is virtually indestructible. A handy oversize hang hole in handle accommodates a 1/4″ (6.4 mm) peg hook.