Stripping Knife CoarseStripping knife features hardened steel blades, designed for long life and daily use. Stripping is an excellent grooming technique specifically for a dog with rough and shaggy hair, (e.g. breed terriers or West Highland). It is the art of sculpting and blending the hair. It consists of tearing off the dead hair. This technique does nothing but facilitate a natural cycle of new hair, is not invasive or painful as long as it is done correctly.