July 28, 2020

Flexcut KN27 Mini-Detail Knife Review

Are you looking for a mini-detail knife to make fine delicate cuts? Whilst there are different versions available, certain features will need to be prominent, such as a thin blade, to help you get into the nooks and crannies and still maintain the shape and design of the rest of the carving that you are working on. 

The KN27 mini detail knife has a sharp thin blade. This allows you to carve out the finest detail. It has a small faceted handle that has multiple control points. It is easy to handle and to use as well.

Flexcut KN27 Mini-Detail Knife


The knife has a hook-shaped handle, made of ashwood, which is light-colored by nature. It also has a straight grain and this adds to its aesthetic appeal. You also will not miss the flex cut logo that is in red and spans across the handle. The light color of the wood also means that you can see the straight grain and it looks clean. 

The KN27 mini detail knife will easily fit in with the rest of your tools. The blade is straight and is purposefully made this way so that it has various facets for you to comfortably hold the knife as you work.

Performance Review

The straight blade on the KN27 mini detail knife is made ultrathin to fit in tight space. Mini detail carving requires that you fit a blade into very tight spaces, and avoid disturbing any the other adjacent wood. 

This blade also very durable thanks to the high carbon steel that it is made of. Since detail carving may need you to chip out small pieces of wood, the blade needs to be durable. And this blade is very durable. 

Ashwood is also known for its durability so you can carve away with ease. The handle also has multiple facet points. This is so that you can have many points to comfortably hold the knife.


Using flex cut knives requires that you exercise extreme caution. The knives come sharp so you have to make sure that you are careful when you are handling it. The sharp blade is a double-edged sword when it comes to safety. A sharp blade can cut you but also carving with a blunt blade is dangerous, so you always need to make sure that the knife is sharp enough. 

Also, make use of whittling gloves when you are working. This will help you keep your fingers safe.

Who is this product ideal for?

This is an easy knife to use. Whilst you need to be careful, it can also be used by almost anyone whether you are an amateur or a professional. The great thing about this is that it means that you can grow in skill level with the same detail knife


  • durable
  • flexible blade
  • carves out fine detail in  small space
  • comfortable in the hand.
  • lightweight


  • the blade is very sharp and does not always stay attached to the handle.

Our Verdict

Mini detail carving, requires a specific type of thin knife, to ensure that you work only on the designated parts. The Flexcut KN27 mini detail knife is a durable and easy knife to use. A lot of users swear by them. We think this is a good knife to add to your collection. Happy shopping!

David D. Hughes
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