Are you looking for a new detail-skew knife? Perhaps you are considering getting the Flexcut KN32 skew knife and wondering if it would make sense for your life. You must know what you want to do with the knife and this will guide you in the features that you need to be looking for. 

The KN32 is a skew knife that will let you make precise vertical cuts. It is a good knife to use in tight spaces, as the blade is thin. It is skewed and hence the name, detail skew knife.

Flexcut KN32 Detail Skew Knife

Aesthetics

The KN32 detail skew knife, has a similar appearance to other skew knives, in terms of the shape of the blade. However, the length of the blade on the KN32 is different. It is much longer and has a blade bevel length of 7/16 inches. 

The handle is made of ashwood and has a light brown color. This is characteristic of ashwood which is generally light in color and has a straight grain that comes through beautifully. Its good looks make this wood type, a common furniture favorite. It also has a smooth finish which makes it easier to handle.

Performance Review

The angle in the blade helps you make feather cuts, clean stop cuts, and other fine detail cuts. The difference between this knife and a regular skew knife is that the blade has an extended shaft that reaches far into your carving. The longer blade makes this possible.  

The handle is shaped in such a way that you can hold the knife in the same way that you would hold a pen or a pencil. This helps you make precise cuts. The blade is very strong and durable, making it the perfect fit to make clean cuts even in limited spaces.

Safety

The blade is pointed. You will need to be careful if you are going to move around with it. A sheath is always a great idea. One of the great things about Flexcut knives is that they come readily sharpened straight out of the box. 

Always make sure that the blade is sharp every time that you use the knife. This is important because a dull or blunt blade can be the cause of injury. Also, make sure that you hold the knife properly when you use it. This comes with practice and expertise.

Who is this product ideal for?

This knife will need you to have a certain level of knowledge on how to use it. However, it is a very easy knife to use and you can rest assured that you will not need to be an experienced whittler to use it. A beginner can use the KN32 detail skew knife and get the desired result. 

Pros

  • the blade is flexible
  • the long shaft makes it easy to reach tiny spaces
  • the blade is sharp
  • the handle is strong enough to carve effectively

Cons

  • It does not come with a safety sheath for the blade.

Our Verdict

The Flexcut KN32 detail skew knife can make fine detail cuts. Vertical cuts and feather cuts will be very easy to make with this knife. It is equipped to make these cuts, and still feel comfortable in your hand. This is a great knife to add to your collection. Happy shopping!

David D. Hughes
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