Martha Stewart Crafts Knife
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37 of 37 found the following review helpful:
This is the BEST and most COMFORTABLE craft knife I've ever used! Dec 27, 2009
By Bladen's Mommy
I've used the X-ACTO Designer Series Craft Knife which was pretty good compared to the others I'd tried in the past, which were the Xacto X3627 Black Gripster Knife With Safety Cap which was just ok, and the very basic Xacto X3201 N0. 1 Precision Knife which was by far, the most uncomfortable of them all. I was impressed with the Designer series X-ACTO one until I tried this Martha Stewart craft knife. It is so comfortable. It has a soft silicone coating that is so great and then it's not too fat and not too skinny. It's just right for your hand. It also comes with a safety cap that actually stays on when you're not using it, unlike the Designer Series knife mentioned above. I will definitely never use any of those other knives again. I wish I would have just started with the Martha Stewart one and had not wasted my money on the others, but now I know. This goes great with the EK success cutting mat. I have the pink one but the grey Martha Stewart one is the same thing, just a different color. I think that EK success is just a great brand. I can't recall ever being unhappy with any of their products!
*EDIT* I just wanted to add that this knife does take the #11 blades, so you don't have to buy the pricey Martha blades. I hope this helps=)
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Great craft knife. Jan 01, 2010
By The Buddy
I agree with the previous poster that this is the best knife I could find for my paper model hobby. I tried the standard silver X-Acto, but it was lousy for long cutting sessions, and I had one of the designer series that she mentioned also. The X2000 designer was great to use, but the cap would not stay on during storage causing me to stick myself twice with the blade. But the Martha Stewart Craft Knife is not only comfortable, the cap works great, and it is very easy to change out the blades without risking a cut. Best hobby knife available in my opinion.
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Great ergonomic hold & grip Feb 20, 2011
By M. Young
I tried a few different types of crafting knives and this one by far was better than the rest. It feels great in my hand. Just holding it w/o doing anything I could tell I liked it far more. It was great to use and I know I'll get a lot of use out of it. I never thought I'd really buy Martha Stewart products for my own reasons, but to be honest I'm finding her products are far better than most others!
12 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Needed higher end Exacto knife May 02, 2011
It never occurred to me that I may actually buy a Martha Stewart anything but I did. The item seemed reasonable and I don't hold Martha's pecadillos against her, being a regular born Nu Yawker.
A little preface. I got my money's worth for the genuine Exacto designer knife and it was time again to buy a new one. Well more than ten years use is fair enough.
Two generous glasses of a very nice Merlot weakened my No Buy, Ain't Needin' Dis Or Dat resolve for some reason (duh). Fair warning to all imbibers: wear heavy mittens when sitting in front of a keyboard with Amazon prominent on the computer display. (Disable one click ordering under any circumstasnces, even with mittens).
Amazon delivered my blade the next day. I am getting used to this remarkable crack like response. Their Prime membership works well for me as I order more small items than I could buy elsewhere combined and avoid shipping. Common sense rules here.
I have a firm rule (before the sun is behind the yardarm), ie form FOLLOWS function, so let's see.
Having received my so very fancy Martha Stewart Craft Knife, here's my exacting review:
The collet, which is the split piece of metal which holds the blade, is more robust then the genuine Exacto, doesn't loosen as easily and allows for holding more than the standard little blade with a little imagination.
The grip is very nice. I hope the rubber holds up as I'm a dirty fingernails kind of user.
As at least one other commentator has noted, there is no storage for blades. Without getting technical, I can see how this could have been accomplished without much ado but it warn't.
The protective cap, which is reminiscent of either a Buddhist or Catholic High Holy headdress, is way better and safer than the Exacto original, especially if you have to take Martha into the field with you.
The length of the tool overall is longer than necessary. Call me excessively imaginative but I visualize a fishing reel could be clipped to the outboard end for double duty and added value. Longer is definitely not necessarily needed.
Final roundup, form does follow function here, not too shabby for a simple knife, a little more thinkin' coulda been applied, (shoulda), but my purchase is satisfactory and I can recommend it to others.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
By far, the best X-ACTO knife I've ever used. Jul 03, 2011
Title says it all. I've tried about 10 different versions of X-ACTO knives over the last 30+ years and this one has the best design of them all.
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