Buying a Woodworker’s Knife

When buying a woodworker’s knife you should look for a thin, strong, flat blade. Don’t be put off by the disposable blade options as some of these can be sharpened and last up to 2 years. Paul recommends the Stanley Folding Pocket Knife model 0 10 598 and the Swann-Morton model SMO-R, which is available in the UK and the Stanley folding knife 10-049 which is available in the USA. These should be easily found if you search for these models, they should cost under £10 for a new one. Paul advises to stay away from the diamond-point knives as the meeting point of the two bevels wears away so you don’t get the type of tip that he suggests is ideal for woodworking.

We purchased this woodworker’s knife for £7.19 and these spare blades for £1.97 from Amazon with free delivery. *

*Prices correct as of June 2018

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