Sharp Knife

Fri, 11 Sep 2009

Sharp KnifeWhen you are cutting holes into parts you'll need to use a sharp knife. By their very nature, sharp knives are dangerous. Be careful. Cover the blades when not in use and always store the knife where it won't get knocked and fall onto someones foot.

Make sure you have plenty of spare blades for your knife as paper is surprisingly abrasive and your blades will soon loose their edge. X-acto and Swan Morton both make excellent craft knives.

I use Swan Morton standard scalpel handles and 10A blades both of which I buy from eBay. They are generally very reasonably priced.

Comments (3)

  • rogervipond October 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Craft knives are strictly

    Craft knives are strictly verboten in Primary schools – is there a "safe" alternative?

    • robives October 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      Hmmm, tricky one. We used

      Hmmm, tricky one. We used knives when I was a teacher 10 years ago, I think rules vary from school to school. Any ideas anyone?

      • whitchurchprimaryschool November 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

        I’ve been looking into this

        I've been looking into this too. The only thing I can come up with are the small craft knives with retractable blades with STRICT rules as to how much the blade is allowed to stick out. So far i've done any tricky cutting, but this has resulted in small group size.

        I think it is a tricky area in primary school.