Martha Stewart Crafts Bone Folder
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24 of 26 found the following review helpful:
Is it really bone? Why so big? Jan 10, 2012
By R. S. Redding
I have always done origami by hand, no bone folders, but when I saw a seasoned origami artist using one on a YouTube video, I had second thoughts. Truthfully, I had never seen such a thing and thought it was brilliant. I pictured those crisp, clean folds being cleanly created without my fingernails ruining my favorite yuzen origami paper that costs $1 a sheet. So, I ordered the most popular one on Amazon. First off, it says it's bone, but feels like it's plastic. I have no way to prove this. At least I can't think of a logical way to prove it without ruining the folder itself. Secondly, it is big. I am a woman, and no, I haven't got "man hands", but I do have big hands, and this folder still manages to feel ungainly in my hands. Also, because of it's size, I have trouble seeing past it to see what I'm trying to do while scoring the paper. I have yet been able to make a score mark where I intended to because I can't see the surface I'm working on. Maybe I should've done more research before buying it. I know that there are smaller bone folders available. I let the Amazon reviews guide me in my choice of which to purchase. The reviews can't always be right for me I guess. So, my review summary (and this is my opinion, not fact) is like this: If you want a plasticy-feeling folder that barely fits in your hands, maybe this will be good for you, but I doubt that it will work for anyone doing origami or any other small work on 4" or smaller paper. I'm buying a different one this week, maybe I'll have better luck next time!
18 of 19 found the following review helpful:
It's good, but... May 25, 2011
By Silvia Veras
It is a very good tool, but I am used to the non-synthetic bone folder that don't damage any material. This one can damage the paper with you don't use it with caution, specially when folding printed papers. So it is good, but don't apply too much strength when using it. And if you can, buy one natural bone folder.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
a must have!!! Dec 06, 2010
By Desirae Bird
I love love love my bone folder... this is the most handy tool you could ever have i use it all the time... there are other tipe of bone folders out there but this is without a doubt the best... its the perfect size it fits in the hand perfectly and the hook is verry handy... its a verry sturdy material as well... if your thinking you could use this your correct its great!!!
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
handy little tool Jun 27, 2011
By S. Quon
very well made and useful to have around the house. it really makes folding thick paper easier and comes professional looking. i was holding out on buying one for a long time, it looks like something i can find around my house that shouldn't cost me money to buy. but it turned out to be a good investment, it has good weight on it and carves the paper beautifully.
I was also thinking about using a plastic letter opener, but it might be to light and score a narrow line.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Bone Folder is a flat out success! Mar 04, 2010
By Barbara A. Harris
Martha recommends a bone folder all the time and I concur. It really helps get a good fold. I recently was making little gift boxes which take a lot of folding to be square. Also, if you make greeting cards it is good.
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