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Knives

Knives

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These have a range of blades held in place at the end of a handle which is shaped, held and worked like a pencil.

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A patented system of Stanley tools providing a safe system of blade locking.

Shoe Knives

4-41/2in straight, fixed blade knives. Ideal for cutting leather.

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Genuine Swiss Army knives from Victorinox, the company who started supplying the Swiss Army in 1891. All Victorinox knives are made from first class stainless steel to exacting tolerances and are guaranteed against any defects in materials and workmanship.
Many different types featuring various blade varieties for numerous applications are available.

Trimming Knives

These can be with fixed or retractable blades. They come in a number of patterns and the replaceable blades come in a number of shapes.

Straight blades are the most frequently used for trimming. 

The hooked blade, which is usually sharpened only on the inside of the hook, is preferred for lino and vinyl when the hook prevents the blade from slipping out of the cut.

Curved blades are often preferred for cutting at angles. There is a special blade for laminates.