woodworker should have a marking knife, and this one is an exceptional
value. A marking knife puts down layout
lines that are about 1/10th as wide as a sharp pencil line... when you
need to "cut to the line", a sharper line produces more accurate parts.
knives designed for cutting, a marking knife blade is flat on one side and only
beveled on the opposite face. The flat
back is drawn across the end of a board or along the blade of a square to
perfectly mark its edge on a piece of lumber.
This is a huge time saver in situations where you need to cut a part to
length to match something else - trimming a piece of molding or edge trim to match
the width of a cabinet, for example.
The 1.5" steel blade is long
enough to reach past lumber 1-3/8" thick, and because the blade is beveled on
each edge with the point in the middle, this one knife suits either left- or
right-handed users and can be used to mark from either direction. The hardwood handle is almost 5" long and is
shaped to allow for a variety of different grips while working.