May 16, 2020

Flexcut KN700 Deluxe Palm & Knife Set Review

Are you looking for an all-in-one woodcarver set? Buying individual tools s great, but sometimes you do not know if you have all that you need especially if you are a beginner. Whilst sometimes you may be a pro, you find yourself always reaching for the tools you know. 

Getting a toolset will open the options up for you, and who knows, you may discover a hidden talent of sorts. The Flexcut KN700 is a set with 4 carving knives and 5 palm tools. 

FR309 3mm Gouge. To be more specific, you will find an FR305 9mm gouge, an FR306 8mm Gouge, an FR307 6mm V-Tool, an FR308 8mm flat blade, etc. You also get a KN12 cutting knife,  a KN13 Detail Knife, KN18 Pelican Knife, and a KN27 Mini Detail Knife.

KN700 Deluxe Palm & Knife Set

Two of the best carving tools have been put together in this kit, knives and gouges. These tools all have different specifications, and they will give you specific carving abilities. The great thing is bout this kit is that it saves your pocket. It is cheaper to buy a kit than to get individual knives and gouges. 


This set of knives and gouges comes in a wooden box that keeps them safely in place when you are not using them.  It is strong enough to hold the tools and also helps to keep the tools looking tidy. 

If you are even in the slightest bit compulsive about an order, then being able to store your tools in this box will become one of your happy places. With separate compartments for the knives, you know that each knife and gouge will be where it needs to be. 

The knives and gouges, each have the flex cut signature handle and logo on them. The ergonomic design on the knives, helps you keep control as you work. The design is well finished and great to look at. 

But it is not all just about looks, the design is functional in that it helps reduce hand fatigue as you work. This is a great asset if you will be working for long hours. The handle on the gouges is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Palm tools are much smaller and they allow you to have better control. 

The blades on the knives as well as on the gouges are extremely sharp and shaped differently. This makes for great carving. The blades vary in size and they are all made of high-quality carbon steel. They are black and they give off a very clean look. Something about the way they look gives you the feeling that you can trust what you see and that the blade will do its job. 

The gouges also have the same blade. The bevel is visible on the blades and is a different shade in color compared to the rest of the blade. All in all, this is a great looking set of tools. 

Performance Review

The great thing about getting an entire set of tools is that you get so many functions from the same box. The 4 knives and 5 palm tools all do their job very well. They have specific functions that all make your wood carving much easier. 

The Flexcut KN12 is also known as the cutting knife and works well as a general-purpose knife. The KN13 knife is a detail knife and is best used to carve out the finer details of your project.

The Flexcut KN18 is a pelican knife with a pointed edge and a curved blade, best used for a tight turning radius, which is great for working on small projects in tight spaces. 

The Flexcut KN27 is a mini detail knife with a straight blade. It works well on all carvings and allows you to work only on the parts that you are focused on, without disturbing the adjacent ones. 

The set also has palm tools, which can look like screwdrivers. They are better used on small projects like caricatures or even table coasters. The 2-inch ash handles on the palm tools are short and detachable, giving you great control. 


This set comes in a wooden box, that will keep the blades safe, but this is also for your own safety. When you are done using them, put them back in the box. It is also very important to take the necessary precautions when using the blades. 

Hold them properly and make sure that you have a firm grip on the tool as you use it. You do not want it slipping out and exposing you to potentially cutting yourself. The knives held differently compared to the palm tools. 

Either way, you can make use of protective gloves and thumb guards to protect your hands. In as much as you may try to remain focused as you use them, there is a possibility that you could cut yourself as you carve and this is where the protective hand gear comes in handy (pun intended).

Who is this product ideal for?

This tool kit is great for all skill levels. Whether you are just beginning or you are a skilled carver, these tools will be sure to get the job done. The palm tools do well in carving very miniature and fine designs.

They do a great job on small projects, the typical projects you may start your wood carving with. If you’re still trying to see if you have the knack for it or not.


  • The kit has a wide variety of knives and palm tools
  • The blades are sharp
  • They come in a wooden box, which nicely compliments the handles on the tools.
  • They are versatile.


  • Some find the handles too petite.

Our Verdict

This kit is a one-stop shop for a lot of woodworkers. If you have a couple of home projects, you can grab this box with all the confidence that all you need to use is in there. Happy shopping! We highly recommend this knife set. See our Flexcut KN100 Carving Knife Set Review.

David D. Hughes
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