A short, double-edged blade is made as an extension on the side of a long tang. Fleam blades 1/2″ wide or more are veterinary instruments. They were struck, on the blade’s spine, with a “bloodstick.” Single, folding fleams are sometimes found mounted next to a liner, and without a spring, in horseman’s knives. Do not confuse Ink Erasers with fleams or scalpels.
Don’t let anybody convince you that this is anything but an Ink Eraser blade.