Model Making

Buying Craft Knives: An Experts Guide

Swann-Morton knives have become an essential tool for scale modellers both for bespoke builds and plastic model kits from the likes of Airfix, Tamiya and Frog which include step by step instructions. They are also used for in cutting and shaping softer materials such as Balsa wood. In fact model making is spread across a number of specialities and interests including Radio Controlled Cars, Aircraft, Railway ,Helicopters, Drones, Scale Modelling Aircraft, Military Subjects, Cars, Ships, Bikes and even Sci-Fi.

Products In This Market

  • ACM No. 1 Handle

    ACM No.1 light duty Handle Set complete with 1 x No.11 Blade and Guard sealed in an attractive point of sale clam pack.

  • ACM No. 2 Handle

    ACM No.2 medium duty Handle Set complete with 1 x No.2 Blade and Guard sealed in an attractive point of sale clam pack.

  • ACM Set

    The ACM Tool Set or Hobby Kit is a comprehensive set of 13 precision ground carbon steel blades, together with 3 handles.

  • Ergonomic No.5 Handle

    The "new" black Swann-Morton No.5 Ergonomic Handle is compatible with any blade shapes included in the No.3 fitment range such as the 10A and 11. Providing another option for Swann-Morton crafters these handles are designed to maximise performance and dexterity whilst featuring a textured surface finish for ease and comfort of grip whilst minimising fatigue.

  • No.3 Handle sets

    The Professional Range of blades and handles are produced with Craft 'Professionals' and enthusiasts in mind.

  • No.4 Handle Sets

    The Professional Range of blades and handles are produced with Craft 'Professionals' and enthusiasts in mind.

  • Qlicksmart BladeFLASK

    Qlicksmart BladeFLASK provides a simply safer way to remove a surgical / craft blade from a No.3 and No.4 handle and store it safely until disposal.

  • Stainless Steel Craft Tool

    The Swann-Morton Stainless Steel Craft Tool Handle , combining durability with ergonomic design and incorporating a trade mark ring pattern finger grip are now in stock.

  • Supa-R

    The Supa-R is a heavy duty cast metal handle particularly suitable for artwork, crafts and model making.

Craft Knife Classifications

Please use the usage key below to identify the correct product for your application:

Light Duty Applications

A light duty craft knife is designed to assist with smaller cutting projects on soft or lightweight material.
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Medium Duty Applications

A medium duty craft knife would appear similar to the light weight knife but is usually slightly thicker to provide added strength and stability.
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Heavy Duty Applications

A heavy duty craft knife is larger and thicker than all the other types of knives.
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