Paper Cutting

Buying Craft Knives: An Experts Guide

Anyone can enjoy the relatively inexpensive art of paper cutting. This involves the cutting of patterns, designs, templates, lines and shapes, some of which are very intricate, delicate and almost lace like, out of various sizes, colours and quality of paper with nothing more than a sharp blade. Papercutting art dates back to 6th Century China and has become part of many cultures across the World including Japan where they would use locally process Washi paper made from bark and shrubs. Both Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and French Artist Henry Matisse were renowned for their paper cutting skills. Papercutting can involve creating flat designs from a sheet of paper or more complexed 3 dimensional designs or illustrations.

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.

  • Acrylic Craft Handle 5A

    Especially for the Craft Professional and enthusiast, Swann-Morton has produced the 5A acrylic handle combined with a stainless steel bayonet fitting to provide the craft user with a firmer grip and more lateral strength and stability when cutting. The handle is compatible with the standard No.3 range of surgical blades

  • No.3 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.

  • Retractaway Premium

    The Premium retractaway knife is easily recognisable with its Reflex Blue handle

  • Trimaway

    Purposely designed as an economic throwaway knife, the Trimaway has a nylon-based handle with a fixed blade.

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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