This is an excellent design for any woodworker looking for the ideal marking knife. A knife line doesn't smudge and is far more precise being narrower than a pencil line. A great benefit is the cut line forms a register for a chisel or saw resulting in work that is more accurate. The 55° spear shaped blade with its double bevel means this knife is usable left- or right-handed, forwards or backwards whatever the situation dictates. The back of the blade is flat allowing the knife to run along a square’s blade or straight edge. The high-speed tool steel blade holds a good edge. The wooden handle lets you grip the knife like a pencil. Flats on the side stop the tool from rolling off the bench. The simple tool is very effective, overall length 170mm, blade length 35mm.
14 August 2012
Not well madeThis tool is quite poorly made, and not much cheaper than a Pfefil or similar. The back of the blade was not flat, which is essential due to how these knives are used - you can't have a back bevel. I had a lot of work to do before it was ready for use. The supplied plastic edge guard doesn't really fit, just falls off.