May 2, 2020

Flexcut JKN96 Spoon Carvin’ Jack Review: How Good is it?

If you have just taken up a new hobby or need new tools in your shed, it helps to know the best of the best. The Flexcut JKN96 Spoon carvin’ jack is a great all-in-one tool for carving out spoons. It has both a deep and a shallow hook. These help you when carving out your wooden spoon, regardless of what type of wood was used.

Flexcut JKN96 Spoon Carvin’ Jack

The third blade on this jack is straight, and this comes in handy when you need to carve the fine details and perhaps some designs in your knife. This knife is very versatile, and therefore this means that it is also convenient.

You can carry it around with you, and it also fits nicely in an average utility belt. You will not need to make much space for it, yet you will get the mileage you need.

  • Length: 1 inch
  • Width: 6 inches
  • Height: 8.75 inches
  • Weight: 5.7 Ounces


This knife is pretty sleek as far as knives go. It measures 1 inch by 9 inches by 6.2 inches. It comes with a handle that is easy to put in your hand and has a great non-slip mechanism. It is made of aerospace aluminum with an ergonomic design.

The contours are made to fit in your hand perfectly. This makes it easy for handcrafting. It is not unnecessarily bulky and makes for a great tool when working on spoons. The compact nature means that you can take it with you wherever you go.

A red Flexcut JKN96 Spoon Carvin’ Jack Open

This carving jack is heavy and well put together. Any handcrafter who is used to working with wood will appreciate how convenient it is and also that it is easy on the eyes.

Before you break out the blades, it doesn’t look like it can pack as much punch as it does. Most utility knives are bulky because of the different blades that fold into them. But this jack is different. It is fairly slim and easily fits in your hand. 

 The handle is red and also has crosshatching on it, is eye-catching and sleek.  This helps you keep a firm grip on the knife. When you are carving this is one of the most important features that you need.

If it is slippery it can hurt you as you work. And so it is necessary to make sure you have traction on the handle. When you are thinking of buying this knife, make sure that you know the hand orientation you need. This model comes in both left and right-hand orientation.

Performance Review

It is always very useful to hear what people who have bought and used the product have to say about it. On average, this product has a five-star glowing review, and people are happy with what they get.

All three blades and edges are made of stainless steel, this makes the knife more durable. and has a higher cryogenic resistance.

It also has a high resistance to corrosion. The three blades do well as a shallow hok and a deep hook. The straight blade, on the other hand, is excellent for the finer details you may want to be carved into the spoon. The blades are pre honed, and this makes them ready to carve.


When using any blade of any sort, it is important to consider how safe it is to use and also how safe it is if say a child was to find it. Of course, you will do everything in your power to make sure that you keep it away from little hands that may want to see what its all about, but sometimes it is unavoidable.

The great thing about the JKN96 Spoon carving jack has blades that fold back into the handle, keeping them out of the reach of children. 

Another safety feature that allows you to use this tool at ease, is the locking of the blades feature. Each blade has its lock, which keeps it in place as you work. This lets you keep on crafting and working on the wood, without worrying about the blades folding back in at will, and possibly cutting your finger.

The blades are well sharpened, and they are made of good quality material so, you want to always be careful when handling blades, especially as you open them up and fold them back in. Always make sure that you use the appropriate protective gloves when working with this or any other blade. 

The handle itself has a crosshatched surface, which will keep your hands from slipping when you use the knife. As a safety precaution, some online retailers make sure that it is not sold to people under the age of 18.

This is a necessary precaution, that needs to be standard across all outlets including the manufacturer’s website. It easily fits in a pocket and as such can be dangerous if it lands in the wrong inexperienced hands.

Who is this product ideal for?

It is ideal for the avid handcrafter who has a keen eye for detail. It is important that you are honest with yourself about your skill level and what you can handle. Flex cut has made this tool specifically for carving wood and it is one of its kind. It is a multi-purpose tool that is perfectly suited for handcrafters.

The great thing about the way flex cut makes its tools, is that you can rely on them and they are ready to use right out of the package. Take the necessary safety precautions when using it as with all blades. Because of its razor-sharp edges, it is best used by intermediate to skilled handcrafters. 

Our Verdict

The JKN96 Spoon Carvin jack is a great tool to have for a number of reasons. It has the precision tool that you need to carve out the finer details. It also has two other blades, to carve the spoon of your choice using the wood you prefer.

You will be amazed at just how much you can accomplish with this seemingly small tool with only three blades. The convenience it gives you is also quite astounding. We recommend buying this tool if you are looking to refine your spoon carving game. Happy shopping! Check out our Flexcut KN30 Hip Knife review.

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