Are you on the market for a new draw knife? Considering the Flexcut KN16. It is easy to think that you can use just about any knife for all your woodworking needs. But on the contrary, when you get specific blades and tools, you will find that it is easier to get more work done. 

A draw knife serves the purpose of pulling shavings off of your carving, and a general knife will not do this very well for you. The KN16 5inch draw knife is great at doing this. It has a 5-inch workable edge. It is flexible enough to follow the contours to shave off what you don’t need.

Flexcut KN16 5

Aesthetics

Like all draw knives, the KN16 5-inch draw knife has a blade that is between two handles. It almost looks like a miniature saw. The blade is curved and is made of highly durable carbon steel. 

The two handles are made of light-colored ashwood. It has a clean look that you will appreciate and it looks good. The wood is polished and has a smooth finish. The design of the handle also gives you a good grip on the knife and hence more control.

Performance Review

The KN16 5inch draw knife is designed to shave off the wood that you do not need. You can carve around concave areas and reduce the amount of time that you would spend shaping or sanding the product down. The drawknife will do the heavy lifting for you. 

The blade is very sharp though and this can be tempting for you to keep on shaving off. It makes your job so easy, that you just want to keep on slicing off the wood.

The blade is sharp enough to allow this. It is also strong enough to not cave in but also flexible enough to conform around the piece of wood you are working on.

Safety

This is a sharp blade that does the job. This is great but you also need to be careful when handling the knife. Know which way to draw the knife safely. The great thing about the Flexcut KN16 5 inch draw knife is that it comes with a protective leather sheath. 

You can also keep your fingers safe when you are working by wearing protective gear such as whittling gloves and thumb guards.

Who is this product ideal for?

This knife is very easy to use and can be used by a beginner. It’s easy to use. Because it’s such a sharp blade, if you want the best result, you will need to have some skill level, however, it is not too technical and will not take an eternity for you figure out.

Pros

  • The blade is flexible and will conform to what you are working on
  • It is durable
  • It is sharp
  • It has a protective sheath

Cons

  • Some users have experienced the handles falling off after a few tries.

Our Verdict

The KN16 5 inch from Flexcut is a very handy draw knife. The 5-inch workable edge means that you have a decent amount of blade to work with. This is a great draw knife and will help you shave off more in less time. Happy shopping!

David D. Hughes
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