Buying Craft Knives: An Experts Guide

Scrapbooking is the hobby of creating compilations in scrapbook albums, such as keepsakes, pictures, periodical articles and becomes a way in which we can preserve, present and arrange personal memorabilia including photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbooking is said to have started in the United Kingdom in the nineteenth century yet is now very popular in the USA. These Hobbyists are known as "scrappers" or "scrapbookers".

The album can be permanently bound or allow for page insertions. It could be accordion-style and even incorporate fold-out pages .Size wise it can be standard A4 or even a mini album. Other basic materials can include coloured background papers, corner mounts, paper compatible adhesives, scissors and a trimming tool such as the Swann-Morton No.3 handle and 10A surgical quality blade. For elaborate designs then a selection of more specialised tools are available including die cut templates, rubber stamps, stencils, inking tools, eyelet setters, heat embossing tools and personal die cut machines.

Then we have a range of "embellishments" including, fabric, beads, wire ,sequins, ribbons, stickers, lettering stamps which are used to decorate the scrapbook pages. The Scrapbooker may even use cuttings out of magazines for decorating the pages.

Typically Scrapbooking supplies can be sourced through high street retailers such as Hobbycraft, The Works and Paperchase who offer kits including a variety of embellishments in the form of stickers, buttons and coloured card as well as the essential Album and the tools needed for your next scrapbooking project.

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 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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