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Traditionally Made Knives, Blades and Tools

As a Sheffield based company supplying professionals, businesses and individuals with a range of knives and blades, Knife-Point are proud of our Sheffield roots. Sheffield has a long history of quality knife making behind it, and our business is a testament to the Steel City’s fantastic reputation in the field of knife and tool making. Our selection of hooked blades and concave blades are second to none, and we will go out of our way to find the perfect knife or blade for your project. Our team of staff are committed to keeping the tradition of Sheffield knife making alive and well, and our range of products reflects this commitment.

The knife and blade making process can be broken down into a number of steps. The initial shape of the blade can be produced using forging, by heating the blade to a very high temperature and shaping using traditional tools such as hammers and anvils. By using a range of modern and traditional techniques, Knife-Point is able to honour the traditional methods and harness the advantages of more modern techniques guaranteed to ensure quality and longevity of our Dolphin knife and Delphin knife range.

Blade blanks are often used in the Dolphin knife making and Delphin knife making process, depending on the thickness of the material and the alloy content of the steel. When manufacturing larger quantities of knives and blades, they can be made using water jet cutters, electron beam cutting, stamping sheet material or even lasers. Belt grinders, files or hacksaws can also be used to profile a blank in the knife and blade making process. Blade blanks can also be made using files, grinding wheels or small belt sanders, but more commonly, experienced knife makers use a large industrial belt grinder.

Heat treatment is commonly used on the knives and blades supplied at Knife-Point, including the Dolphin knives and Delphin knives that we manufacture. The process of quenching is an important step after heat treatment, but can be dependent on the type of metal used. This can be carried out using oil, animal tallow, water, air or brine.

There are a variety of blade finishes used in the production of Dolphin knives and Delphin knives. By buffing the blade with chrome oxide, or by hand rubbing the blade with fine wet-or-dry abrasive paper, a high shine can be created. Our range of knives, including Stanley knives, Dolphin knives and Delphin knives are of the highest quality and a true reflection of the rich knife making history of Sheffield.

Effective Storage of Your Stanley Knife Blades

As experts in the manufacture and supply of knives and blades, Knife-Point know how important it is to keep your Stanley knives and trimming knife blades in good condition to ensure that they last a long time and remain effective. Looking after your knives before and after use is the key to keeping them in good condition, and storing them properly can go a long way to keeping your knives and blades in top condition for years to come.

When storing your Stanley 1992, Stanley 5192 and Stanley 1996 knives, keeping them away from moisture, damp and water is an absolute must. It is best to keep them somewhere cool and dry, away from light and dust. Moisture can be damaging to knives and blades because it can lead to corrosion and rust on the blade. Wiping your Stanley knife blade down after use with a lint free cloth is also a good way of extending its life, as even the natural moisture and perspiration from your skin may cause damage to some blades.

By keeping your Stanley knives and trimming knife blades away from moisture and dust, you can significantly extend their lives and keep their performance.

Cleaning Stanley Knife Blades to Ensure Long Life

Cleaning your Stanley knife blades effectively is a must for keeping your knives and blades in top condition. After all, why invest money on a Stanley 1992, Stanley 5192 or Stanley 1996 knife if you’re not going to look after it properly? Water can be used to keep your Stanley knife clean, as long as you follow the instructions below.

You can use water and soap to clean your Stanley knife blade, as this will effectively remove any dirt or any build up of oils that may have collected on the blade. Water must be used carefully though, as it can cause corrosion if not dried off properly or left on too long. If you do have to use soap and water on your Stanley knife blade, you must take care that the blade is rinsed properly afterwards with hot water to make sure all remaining soap has been removed. It is also important to dry the knife thoroughly afterwards, preferably using a lint free cloth.

If you want to keep your Stanley knife blade in the best working order, following these tips for cleaning it will ensure that your blade will last you the longest amount of time.

Knives, blades and tools used in hobby craft, modelling and art

Knife-Point can provide quality tools for many industries, including trades, crafts, and DIY work. Hobby tools and knives are ideal for carving, precision cutting and craft projects. Our excellent range of trimming knife blades, safety knives, Swann Morton tools, Stanley knife blades, Olfa knives, and wood working tools is second to none and our extensive range of branded knives and blades such as  carpet fitting and floor laying tools, circular saw blades, pro Safety knives and spare blades is outstanding.

Here at Knife-Point, traditional suppliers of knives and blades based in Sheffield, we are certain that even if you cannot find exactly what you are looking for on our website, we will be able provide you with the knife or blade you need whether it be a delfin knife, dolphin knives, don carlos knives or a snap off blade. We specialise in knives and blades used in hobby craft, modelling and art and craft projects, and regularly supply businesses and individuals with craft knives, Stanley knives and wood working tools specifically for projects that require precision cutting and the highest levels of accuracy.

As specialist suppliers of knives and blades, Knife-Point as a company is exceptionally proud of its roots. Based in Sheffield, our large selection of snap off blades, hooked blades, concave blades, and safety knives have the advantage of Sheffield’s long history of quality. The knife making trade may have declined in other areas of the UK, but the staff at Knife-Point are proud to be keeping the Steel City’s tradition alive and well with a great selection of knives and blades, including dolphin knives, delphin knives, don carlos knives, 9mm snap off blade and Stanley knife blades.

We also offer discounts for bulk buying knives and blades, including our excellent range of hand tools, hand knives and safety knives which are perfect for hobbycaft, modelling, and art and craft. Our selection of Olfa safety knives, gr8 pro safety knives, Bosch planer blades and Stanley knives, including Stanley 1992, Stanley 5192 and Stanley 1996 are also available in wholesale job lots, perfect for saving money and buying large quantities of quality knives and blades at a very reasonable price. Our Olfa craft knives, trimming knife blades and scrapers, and woodworking tools are all perfect for hobby craft, modelling and art. We also offer a range of rotary cutters and spare blades, power tools and Swann Morton scalpel blades and Swann Morton scalpel handles.

The traditional knife and blade making process

The traditional knife and blade making process can be broken down into four main steps. The initial shaping of the knife is achieved through the process of forging or blanking. Forging occurs when the blade is exposed to and heated up to a very high temperature. It is then shaped using hammer and anvil to achieve a shape that is very close to the final desired dimensions. Our range of Olfa safety knives, gr8 pro safety knives, Bosch planer blades and Stanley knives, including Stanley 1992, Stanley 5192 and Stanley 1996 are made using a mixture of traditional and modern techniques, ensuring that your Stanley knife, safety knife or planer blade will be of the highest quality and workmanship.

Blade blanks are often made in the production of quality knives and blades including snap off blades, hooked blades, concave blades, and safety knives.  A variety of methods can be used to create these blade blanks, dependant on the material thickness and the alloy content of the steel. Sometimes blade blanks are stamped using sheet material, and sometimes water jet cutters, electron beam cutting or lasers are used. Custom knife makers on a smaller scale may cut their steel blade blanks using a metal cutting bandsaw. A variety of different methods can be used to profile a blank including using belt grinders, files or hacksaws.

If no power equipment is available, this process can be carried out with files, if the steel has not been hardened yet. Grinding wheels, or small belt sanders are used by beginners to make knives and blades. Well equipped and experienced knife and blade makers usually use a large industrial belt grinder, or a belt grinder made specifically for this purpose. Pre-polish grinding on a heat treated blade can be done if the blade is kept cool to keep the temperature of the metal at a consistent level.

Stanley Knife Care & Maintenance

If you want to keep your Stanley Knife blades in tip-top condition, then proper care and maintenance is a must.

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It’s important to remember to clean your knife after use, no matter how laborious this might seem. Even high-quality knives like the Stanley Fat Max, or the 1992 won’t last forever, so being sure to take the time and effort required to maintain your blades is crucial if you want to make the most out of your investment.

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to keep your Stanley Knife blades in great working condition. You can simply use a little soap and warm water to remove any debris, or build-up of oils and grime that your blades may have accumulated after use.

Before cleaning your knife, however, it may be best to detach the blade and clean them separately as different handles may require a different type of care and maintenance. This is also important when drying your knives, as it is easier to ensure no water or moisture has collected where the blade is inserted.

A word of caution, however – when using water to clean your knife blades, be sure to thoroughly dry your blades after cleaning them. This is because water can cause corrosion if left in contact with the blade for too long. You must also ensure that the blade is rinsed properly after using soap to clean your knife, as soap suds can cause the metal to tarnish.

Pro tip: If possible, use a lint-free cloth when drying your blades. Lint-free cloth is specially designed not to give off fluff when used, and therefore means there won’t be any build-up of fabric particles when drying off your knives. This means your blades will stay fluff-free and completely clean as you dry them.

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Crafting Knives and Tools from Knife Point

Sheffield based supplier of knives and blades, Knife-Point, stock an extensive range of crafting knives and tools including a full range of replacement blades at a great prices, with fast delivery and discounts for bulk buying. Perfect for use in trades, DIY work, hobbies and crafts, our knives, blades and scrapers are a great option for a variety of industries. They are also of very high quality and made to last.

We stock an extensive and diverse range of Stanley knife blades including Stanley 1992, Stanley 5192 and Stanley 1996, which are perfect for a variety of crafting and hobby craft projects. Using these great blades, you will be able to cut a range of materials with precision, ease and intricate detail. Our hobby tools, blades and knives make the best tools for art and craft projects and modelling. As reputable suppliers of knives and blades, Knife-Point have been supplying businesses and individuals alike with craft knives, Stanley knife blades and trimming knife blades for a number of years.

Hobbyists and professionals alike find our range of Olfa knives and trimming knife blades just what they need for their projects. Whether it is hobby craft, art and craft or modelling, our range of knives and blades produce consistent, accurate cuts that will give you the quality finish you are looking for.

Our range of trimming knife blades and Olfa knives are great for precision cutting requirements often needed for craft projects. They are also perfect for when you need the highest level of control and precision, and will effectively cut through lighter materials including paper and card, and fabric and material. They are also suitable for cutting through thicker materials including plastics, balsa wood and even thin metal. Here at Knife-Point, we are sure to have the right knife or blade for your crafting, DIY or hobby craft project.

Our range of Stanley knives provides the perfect choice for any avid crafters project. We stock Stanely 1992, Stanley 5192 and Stanley 1996, among many other knives and blades, meaning that you can always find what you need with Knife-Point. Our knives and knife blades are durable and reliable, and will easily cut through all grades of paper, mat board, foam board, fabrics, sheet metal and plastic. Great for individuals and professionals, our range is so wide that you are sure to find just what you need.

THE Pen Knife

stanley-knife-knife-pointThis month, the top five pen knives have been published.  This list has been compiled in order to show you which the best pen knife or utility knife is for you, depending on what you need it for and how heavy duty a knife you need.  Penknives are indispensable, are small enough to fit in your pocket and you can quite literally take them anywhere.  So have a look and see what the top five knives are, though be aware they are in no particular order:

  • DeWalt 10035
  • Stanley 199E
  • Milwaukee Fastback II
  • Stanley Fat Max
  • Irwin FK150

Oh look!  There are two knives from Stanley in this line up – they must be doing something right and are obviously loved and trusted by so many people – tradesmen, craftsmen and DIY-ers alike!

The Stanley 199E

This is the smaller of the two Stanley knives in this line up.  It may be called the Stanley 199E but this 6 inch long knife is also known as the indestructible classic.  It has a certain 1960s look about it, aesthetically and is now reinforced at the nose now (though it never originally had this!)  The blades needed for this are lock-in blades so you will need a screwdriver in order to change the blade if it becomes blunt.

Stanley Fat Max

The Stanley Fat Max is a much bigger knife than the Stanley 199E – in fact, it’s a whole 1.5 inches bigger.  Due to the extra length, this makes the knife much easier for you to hold and work with, especially if you are wearing thick gloves for protection and safety reasons.  It has a big spare blade compartment which is built in which is great because you rarely have to restock when it comes down to blades.  This knife in the top five pen knives has won the Editors choice.

Contact Knife Point Today
If you are interested in purchasing Stanley products today, then why not contact Knife Point. Based in Sheffield, Steel City, we have over 30 years of experience enabling us to find the perfect tools for you. Here at Knife-Point, we are devoted to selling high quality products at competitive prices, through excellent service and communication, all within a rapid delivery time.  So give us a call on 07737 133 030, email sales@knife-point.co.uk or click here to be taken directly to our website to find out more about our range of different available knives.

What should every DIYer have in their Toolkit?

Toolkit-knife-knives-blade-knife-pointIn February, a survey was undertaken, asking members of the general public what their top 10 favourite (and by that it meant useful) workbench tools were.  Home DIYers were asked to participate in this questionnaire, in order to obtain what the most essential tools were in the British home.  Here, avid reader, are the results…

10th Spanner

9th Screwdriver

8th Hammer

7th Tape Measure

6th Socket Set

5th Pliers

4th Cordless Drill

3rd Saw

2nd Spirit Level

But can you guess what beat all other tools in to the number one top spot?  A rather generic term but it helpfully encompasses many types…the utility knife!  To define a utility knife, this is a short bladed knife which is able to cut through many different surface types – anything from wood to cardboard.  A modern utility knife has a blade which snaps off so that it is easily replaceable when it is getting a little blunt so as not to damage the item being cut through snagging or tearing.

Stanley Knife is Number One

The Stanley Knife – a small but heavy duty, extremely effective piece of kit which no one – home DIYer or professional craftsman – should ever be without.  There are many varieties to choose from, though some more popular than others, you will hard heard of StanleyStanley, for example, make many different types of snap off blade utility knives, including the Stanley Fat Max and the Stanley Interlock Knife.

Stanley Fat Max

The Stanley Fax Max has a blade wiper which helps to elongate the life of the knife and the blades individually, making it more economical as it lasts longer when you remove the excess debris.  Its handle is soft and padded enabling you to have maximum comfort and control, both at the same time.

Stanley Interlock Knife

The Stanley Interlock Knife is an extra heavy duty knife with snap off blades or the option of non segmented blades.  Despite it being a heavy duty and very sturdy knife, it is a very light knife because it is made out of diecast metal.  The interlocking mechanism is easily operated by being twisted and the wedge lock keeps the blades securely in position.

Contact Knife Point Today
If you are interested in purchasing Stanley products today, then why not contact Knife Point. Based in Sheffield, Steel City, we have over 30 years of experience enabling us to find the perfect tools for you. Here at Knife-Point, we are devoted to selling high quality products at competitive prices, through excellent service and communication, all within a rapid delivery time.  So give us a call on 07737 133 030, email sales@knife-point.co.uk or click here to be taken directly to our website to find out more about our range of different available knives.

Stanley Knife Versus Cable Cutters

stanley-knife-blade-knife-pointApparently, this has been a longstanding debate between tradesmen, especially, it seems, with Electricians.  So, we have decided to have a little investigation and see if we can come to some form of conclusion to help our tradesmen customers make the right decision for them, their customers and with their safety in mind.  Obviously, it depends on what type of cables and their thickness, but we hope to find an answer for general use on data and communication, domestic twin and skin cables.  Though industrial SWA cables will most probably be a different matter altogether.

The Pros of the Cable Cutters and the Stanley Knife

Firstly, it sounds as if most tradesmen feel that cable cutters and Stanley Knives are not an interchangeable commodity – it’s an either or solution.

Cable cutters are more bulky, more expensive and tend to be used when Stanley Knives have been exhausted.  They are used on much thicker wires but aren’t always able to solve the problem.  There are also queries as to the safety of the user, should fingers (for example) get in the way!

A Stanley Knife is slimmer, but sturdy.  They are cheaper and new blades can be acquired economically and changed oneself extremely easily.  They have a screw locking safety system to avoid losing your fingers, too.  Yes, okay, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to cut through an industrial SWA cable with a Stanley Knife, but it’s not easy or always possible with cable cutters.

Regarding safety, it is debated as to whether wearing gloves is helpful or not.  It seems apparent that although gloves can protect your fingers from getting cut, or worst case scenario, cut off, gloves can often be more of a hindrance than a help.  Why?  The feeling in your hands and fingers is lost so you are very likely to misjudge your actions, leading to injury.  Especially if the blade used is a blunt one!  No, this is not a mistake, it does say blunt!  Why is a blunt knife more dangerous than a sharp one?  Because the user applies much more pressure to the knife for it to cut through the wire and when it slips it does much greater damage, causing much worse of an injury.

Stanley Knife or Cable Cutters

In our opinion, we would always choose a Stanley Knife.  Why?  Because it easier to use, cheaper, has replaceable blades so you can always keep them sharp, has a safety locking device, it’s sturdy, it’s slim and available in multiple sizes and lengths.  It may not be able to cut through industrial SWA wires very easily but…nothing is perfect…and realistically, how often are you going to be cutting through those anyway?!

Contact Knife Point Today
If you are interested in purchasing a Stanley Knife today, then why not contact Knife Point. Based in Sheffield, Steel City, we have over 30 years of experience enabling us to find the perfect tools for you. Here at Knife-Point, we are devoted to selling high quality products at competitive prices, through excellent service and communication, all within a rapid delivery time.  So give us a call on 07737 133 030, email sales@knife-point.co.uk or click here to be taken directly to our website to find out more about our range of different available knives.

Famous Five and the Stanley Knife

5-stanley-knife-knives-knife-pointApparently, every man has a toolkit and apparently in this toolkit there are certain items.  But it seems that there just needs to be the essential five to keep your man fully equipped for sorting out any DIY issues in your home.  What are the famous five I hear you ask?  Well, for under £50 your toolkit can and should have…

5th – A Spirit Level

No one likes a wonky shelf or picture hanging at an odd angle, and a spirit level can fix this so easily, quickly and efficiently.  Hold it so and move it until the bubble is perfectly in the middle of the two markers and then you know that you have created a perfectly straight line.

4th – A Tape Measure

Hand or arm lengths may stay the say but they are not particularly accurate, so if you are not wanting a guestimate and need to be rather specific with your measurements, then purchase a tape measure.  For specific things, such as lengths of furniture, amount of wallpaper and numbers of tiles need, buying a tape measure and making exact measurement can, not only save you time from having to take excess back or buy more but will also mean that you don’t over spend, too. So, be economical and buy a tape measure.

3rd – Screwdrivers

There are hundreds of different options available when it comes down to Screwdrivers, but really all you need to decide is whether or not you want interchangeable tips – A great idea if you are short on space.

2nd – Hammer

Yes, yes, we know, you can hammer a nail in with any old, hard object but it’s going to be a botch job.  Buy a Hammer.  It has two purposes – hammering nails in with one end and pulling nails out with the other end.

1stStanley Knife

Stanley knives are extremely sharp, retractable, multifunctional blades which can cut through almost anything.  Be careful of your fingers and it would be advisable to buy a cutting mat so that you do not ruin your home work surfaces or remove your fingers.

More About Stanley Knives

There are multiple different types of Stanley Knife.  They are extremely popular because they are lightweight, durable, long-lasting and the blades can be replaced as often as you like for a very low price.  They come in different duty sizes, blade sizes and some Stanley Knives, such as the Stanley Interlock Knife have a locking mechanism.  Stanley is one of the worlds most trusted brand names in the knife world and are used by all serious tradesmen.  So, if you are a DIY fanatic or are also a tradesman yourself, then why not order yourself a Stanley Knife – We promise you won’t regret it!

Contact Knife Point
If you are interested in purchasing a Stanley Knife then why not contact Knife Point. Based in Sheffield, Steel City, we have over 30 years of experience enabling us to find the perfect tools for you. Here at Knife-Point, we are devoted to selling high quality products at competitive prices, through excellent service and communication, all within a rapid delivery time.  So give us a call on 07737 133 030, email sales@knife-point.co.uk or click here to be taken directly to our website to find out more about our range of different available knives.

The Versatility of the Stanley Knife

cupcakes-knife-stanley-knife-blades-knife-pointDads are special people – they look after, care for and provide for you.  So why not show them just how much they mean to you and how grateful you are during 2016?  All you need is a Stanley Knife, some of our crafty ideas and the rest of the artistic flare is completely up to you.

Cut out Banners and Cards with a Stanley Knife

A great alternative for the standard shop bought Birthday, Fathers Day, Valetines, or thank you cards for any man in your life – why not make your own personalised card or even banner!  They are simple, quick and cheap to make and you can have loads of fun getting the kids involved, too.  Just find some colour card or pictures, stencil the letter shapes you need, like “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!” and cut them out using a Stanley Knife on an appropriate protective mat and be careful of your fingers.  Then either attach them on to a card with glue or on to a piece of string, ribbon or paper bunting depending on whether you want to make a card or banner and the job is done!

Printable “Love Dad” Labels for Stanley Knives

Create label lookalike vouchers on the computer which are unique coupons entitling Dad, Husband, Grandad, Boyfriend etc to things which are special or sacred to them.  Great for the children on a rainy day, they can create their own vouchers, print them on to card and then cut them out using Stanley Knives or scissors under supervision.  Examples of vouchers can be “ You are entitled to: 1 nap in peace”, “A concert by your Grandchildren”, “Help in the Garden on Sunday”, “You are solely in charge of the remote control on Saturday night”.

Sun-ny Day Cut Out Stanley Knife Project

All you need for this is a sunny day, thick cardboard big enough to make a sign and the trusty Stanley Knife…oh and a camera and probably someone extra to help you take a photo.  Cut out your short message with your Stanley Knife out of the thick cardboard eg “I LOVE JOHN”, make sure you are holding the sign upside down and stand in a sunny, flat spot.  The sun will shine through your message on your cardboard and your shadows will make it obvious it’s you, without all of your features being apparent in detail.  Get someone to take a picture of your shadows and your message.  This is not only lovely but also a great memory of how little (and sweet) your children were at certain ages, or special places – memories and moments are captured in these cut out photos.

Stanley Knives and Baking

Does the man in your life love a good slice of cake or a bun with his cup of tea?  Why not make some buns and make some flags with unique messages written on them?  They can be nice, they can be funny, they can be flirty, they can be…anything!  Cut the card out in a double flag shape with your Stanley Knife, wrap it around a cocktail stick with a bit of glue, leave them to dry and then write your message.  Then having made your little cupcakes, chocolate chip muffins or blueberry buns (whatever their favourite is) you can add an appropriately messaged flag and give it to your favourite man with his cup of time.  This is the perfect way of always getting what you want…!

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If you are interested in purchasing a Stanley Knife, whether it’s for making cards, banners, labels, messages, flags or baking projects then why not contact Knife Point. Based in the City of Steel (Sheffield), we have over 30 years of experience which enables us to find the perfect tools for you. Here at Knife-Point, we are devoted to selling high quality products at competitive prices, via excellent service and communication and all with a rapid delivery time.  So give us a call on 07737 133 030, email sales@knife-point.co.uk or click here to be taken directly to our website to find out more about our range of different available knives.

Could you Survive in the Wilderness with only a Stanley Knife?

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Have you heard of Bear Grylls?  This intrepid explorer runs wild in scarily hostile environments for a living and has nothing but the clothes on his back and his stanley knife! Because Bear Grylls is so adept at extreme survival in extreme scenarios, he is now taking people on once in a lifetime experiences, known as the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.  It is a course which promises to teach adults the basics of wild survival and amazingly, Bear has now come up with a family version, where everyone can get involved.

Bear Grylls and the Stanley Knife

Bear Grylls courses consist of learning many new skills essential for survival in the wilderness, which can include:

  • Survival Academy begins in Dibba (Oman, UAE) where all participants meet the instructors who are suitably dressed and looking the part in their Bear Grylls t-shirts, their stanley knives attached at their hips and boots tied ready for action.
  • All worldly possession removed, including everything participants were told to bring eg fleece, hat, chocolate bar…EVERYTHING! Then the participants packed their rucksacks with the items they were specifically provided with which included a sheet, roll mat, mosquito net, water bladder, headlamp, spade, harness, helmet and a bag of fish and kidneys.
  • The first walk in 30 degree heat began and if they reached a certain point within 30 minutes then participants received a Stanley knife.
  • Scrambling
  • How to take advantage of shade
  • How to tackle steep climbs
  • How to make a pit-style solar still for water
  • First aid lessons – from sprained ankles to severe injuries
  • How to bind rucksacks together to make stretchers
  • How to make a makeshift carriage out of ropes
  • How to light fires using cotton wool, Vaseline, flint and steel
  • Fishing, gutting and cooking
  • Camping
  • Trying new foods, including skewered kidneys
  • Knots
  • Rock climbing

The Essential Stanley Knife

A Stanley knife is an extra heavy duty, retractable, interlocking knife which can have either snap-off blades of non segmented blades.  The body of the knife is made from die-cast metal but it is still very light and of course it is a very small item which takes up very little room in a rucksack or pocket, so ideal for expeditions, such as the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.  It has safety mechanism, too, to stop you from losing a finger.  These include a simple locking mechanism and a strong, durable, patented wedge lock which retains the blade in its intended position when in use.

Contact Knife-Point

If you are interested in purchasing a Stanley knife, whether it’s for outdoor expeditions, for use in your workplace or for using during your DIY projects, then why not contact Knife-Point.  Based in the City of Steel (Sheffield), we have over 30 years of experience which enables us to find the perfect tools for you. Here at Knife-Point, we are devoted to selling high quality products at competitive prices, via excellent service and communication and all with a rapid delivery time.  So give us a call on 07737 133 030, email sales@knife-point.co.uk or click here to be taken directly to our website to find out more about individual knives.

Great British Bake Off’s Ian Cumming’s New Christmas Recipe with the help of a Stanley Knife

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Ian admits he is not much of a cake baker but he does make bread multiple times each week and knows that no meal is complete without a pudding. His favourite way to conclude a meal, therefore, is with a tart, new recipes of which he has created for you to try this Christmas, with the help of some technical equipment, like Stanley knives.  Here is our favourite recipe at Knife Point

Chocolate, Chestnut and Marmalade Tarts

For the pastry (making approximately 9/10, 10cm tarts):

 

120g unsalted butter at room temperature

70g icing sugar

25g ground almonds

Pinch of table salt

Half tsp vanilla paste

1 large egg

220g plain flour (plus more for dusting)

 

For the filling:

 

175g Chestnut paste

70g of dark (70% cocoa) chocolate

70g double cream

80g thick cut marmalade

1 large egg

50g caster sugar

Icing sugar to decorate (optional)

 

Mixing, Baking, Tasting

 

Preheat the oven 180°C

 

So starting with the pastry first, take the butter and put it in to a large mixing bowl briefly beating it with a wooden spoon, before adding the icing sugar and beating again.  Now add ground almonds, salt and the vanilla paste and beat again.  Next beat very briefly your egg in to the mixture, but only to the degree that the yolk bursts.  Your mixture will and should look like it has hardly been mixed, but add the flour and all of this will immediately be sorted out and your pastry dough will be instantly smooth.  Shape your dough in to a disc, wrap in Clingfilm and fridge chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.

 

Flour a clean, flat surface and roll out your chilled pastry as thin as you can – hopefully you can get it to be the thickness of a 50 pence piece.  Ian uses a 12cm diameter cutter to cut discs as they are the perfect fit for his tart tins but you may want to use different sized cutters and tins.  Press the dough with your chosen sized cutter and return them to the fridge for another 30 minutes minimum.

 

Now for the contents of tart – start by breaking the chocolate up in to small pieces, putting them in to a mixing bowl with the double cream, before warming it for 20 seconds on high in the microwave and stirring it.  If there are still lumps, return it to the microwave for another 10 seconds and stir again.  Take care not to overheat the chocolate and double cream combo as it will split if it gets too hot!  When it looks glossy and smooth add the marmalade and chestnut paste.  Separately beat the egg and the caster sugar together in to a paste and then add this to everything else and combine well.

 

Finally, it is time to fill the tart cases, so line your tin if you feel it is necessary in your tin, blind baking is apparently optional and subjective.  Fill the tart cases as full as you can (to the top) and put them in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.  You will know when the tarts are done when they have lost their glossy shine in the middle and have risen all over.  Leave your chocolatey Christmas tarts to cool before turning them out of the tin and, of course, tasting them!

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Stanley Knives are helpful during Cooking

To add a festive touch to these chocolately Christmas tarts, Ian decided to add Christmas tree designs to the top off them.  He did this by drawing a stencil on to paper so that the shape and size was correct, cutting it out using a Stanley knife for ease and definition.  He then used icing sugar and the Stanley knife cut stencil to create a Christmas tree design on the top of the tarts, for a festive look, though this could be done with any shape or design of your choice.

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Stanley knife blades are often used for roofing, flooring, packaging and arts and crafts but why not use them for assistance in the kitchen, too?  There are multiple types, such as the heavy duty concave blades, single edge scrapers, Stanley Fat Max extra heavy blades – there is a knife and blade for you!  Knife Point are the leading suppliers of Stanley Knives and Stanley Knife Blades in Sheffield, as well as supplying an array of other knives.  If you would like more information then please get in contact with us here at Knife Point on 07737 133030, email us at sales@knife-point.co.uk or alternatively, you can click here to be taken directly to our website.

Getting the Best Use Out of Your 82mm Planer Blades

Getting the Best Use Out of Your 82mm Planer Blades

Here at Knife-Point; we want you to get the best use out of the products that you buy from us. To do this, it is essential that you understand the importance of maintaining your tools – and how best to utilize them. Ensuring that you source the knowledge to do this will pay dividends in the long-term – tools well cared for and used properly means a higher standard of finished product.

Maintenance tips such as using an oiled whetstone, removing chips on the blade and ensuring that the blade is worked with a pushing action and not a pulling action; are all useful pieces of advice to keep you woodworking planer blades working at optimum capacity. The accuracy that this will help you implement in your woodworking tasks will help you to achieve unrivalled quality with any subsequent products.

Planer Blades Reduce Wood Thickness

Woodworking planer blades are commonly used to flatten the surface of rough pieces of timber, reducing the thickness of the wood in the process. It is a technique that is used to produce vertical, horizontal or inclined surfaces; with the end result always being a smooth, flat surface.

Historically; the first original hand planers came into use thousands of years ago, and they have evolved gradually over time to be the effective tools they are today. With origins in both Europe and Asia; the best aspects of continental design have been brought together to allow the variety you see today – such as our 82mm planer blades.

Planer Blades Manufactured in HSS

Many of our planer blades are manufactured in T1 18% Tungsten HSS (High Speed Steel); and as such are of extremely high quality. Each piece is supplied hand honed and finished; which enables us to provide you with a perfectly sharp edge; free of nicks and burns.

We offer bars in a variety of lengths; which are each tailored to be suited to individual bespoke requirements. Many of our planer blades are suitable for all types of planers; including four-sided moulders to surface thicknesses machines.

Specific Planer Blades from Knife-Point

You can be sure that our vast product ranges will encompass what you are looking for; so don’t hesitate to pay us a visit. We stock an impressive variety of planer blades – including our 82mm planer blades – so there is no doubt that we will be able to provide the tool most suitable for you.

We have many years experience in the trade, which has helped us to emerge as an industry leader. Because of this, we are able to meet demands for specific knife products, which will enable you to carry out the work exactly as you wish to.

Ensuring You Carry out Only the Highest Quality Work with Your Planer Blades

Ensuring You Carry out Only the Highest Quality Work with Your Planer Blades

Proper maintenance – and an understanding of the tools you are using – are both essential things which help immensely when carrying out concise woodworking work withplaner blades. Woodworking planer blades are typically tough; and extremely durable. They will help you to carry out excellent work – as long as their upkeep is respected.

It is vital that you make sure to keep your tools – such as your 82mm planer blades – as sharp as possible. By doing so, you are putting yourself in the best possible position to carry out only the highest standard of work. By following the correct maintenance procedures – and understanding their importance – you are evidencing responsibility and knowledge with relation to quality control.

Maintaining Your Planer Blades Properly

When it comes to understanding whether your product needs to be maintained, it is helpful to do your research (we often provide advice through this blog). Perhaps the best way to test the sharpness of the blade is by tilting it up to the light. By observing how the light reflects off the bevel of the blade, you can gauge its condition. If the blade is sharp, then the bevel will appear flat.

If it requires maintenance, then you will need to follow a number of simple steps to do this successfully. There are a number of resources available to tell you how you can do it best; which include guidelines on using an oiled whetstone, the importance of removing chips on the blade and ensuring that the blade is worked with a pushing action and not a pulling action

Distribution and Balance

When actually implementing the use of planer blades proper balance is essential. Distribution of body weight – by keeping your feet apart in a comfortable position – enables you to maintain the closest control when using a wood planer. Naturally, the end product will emanate accuracy and quality as a result.

It is also useful to wait a few seconds when you start up your planer to carry out work. This enables the motor to reach full speed; and the blade can now be eased into contact with the material. From this point, you can push forward at a steady pace, ensuring that you continue to apply pressure on the front of the planer as it meets your piece of work.

Knife-Point Great Planer Blades Supplier

Without understanding both the importance of keeping your planer blades in good condition – and also how best to utilize it – not only will your planer blade not work properly, it will also subsequently result in you being unable to produce a high standard product.

Here at Knife-Point we stock an entirety of different blades. Thanks to our incredible range of products, you will always find the right tool with us – no matter what trade you work in or task you need to carry out. We are confident that you will come back to us time and time again; thanks to our dedicated, experienced team. You can view all of our products here, at www.knife-point.co.uk.

Swann Morton and Stanley Knife Blades Perfect for Design Students

Pressure can be a constant of student life. Deadlines, late nights and hours spent in isolation are just some of a few of the constraints that fall upon design students in particular. For those people; it is essential to do everything possible to make day-to-day life easier. With such an emphasis placed on accuracy within the world of design; Swann Morton and Stanley knife blades can help towards the achievement of it.

For example; an architecture student looking to showcase a concept through a model will rely heavily on the quality of their cutting tool during its manufacture. Evidencing their knowledge of the importance of exactness within the profession is of the utmost importance.

Success and Reward

If you are one of those students; showing that you are able to work to only the highest levels of accuracy – right from the initial stages of creation – could be the key contributing factor towards your idea’s success.

By taking ownership of the importance of attention to detail; you are also making your own life easier in the process. When dealing with the pressures of university life; taking such measures can be extremely rewarding.

Wasted time remaking models over and over again – because they are cut incorrectly – can be extremely demoralizing. Achieving precision first time is endlessly satisfying; and understanding that you can do this through purchasing the best cutting tools is invaluable.

Fulfillment Thanks to Swann Morton and Stanley Knife Blades

Once you have taken the decision to place emphasis on accuracy; it is worth taking the time to research which tools will ensure the most success when carrying out a task. The manufacturers of Swann Morton and Stanley knife blades guarantee the quality of their knives. With so many years of experience; they are a wise choice of provider.

Blades from either of the manufacturers can ensure that the level of your work is only of the highest standard – helping to ensure good grades in the process! Consistency and quality of finish are two qualities that will shine through in the components that make up your product.

Swann Morton Available in an Array of Quantities

Both of these established manufacturer’s blades can be bought in an array of different quantities; directly from us here at Knife-Point. We are vastly experienced knife providers; with extensive knowledge of both the supply and production of a whole host of blades.

We understand the importance that needs to be placed on meeting the individual needs of each and every customer. We can always ensure that you get your hands on the knife products that will allow you to achieve the greatest success in the tasks you are carrying out – whatever they may be.

Our passion and dedication shines through in every customer transaction that we enter in to; and our satisfaction comes from knowing that we are able to provide you with any number of products that will allow you to carry out high quality work.

Use Swann Morton and Stanley Knife Blades for Your Hobby Craft Tasks

Accuracy is a vital commodity in life; especially when it comes to the world of craft. There is nothing worse than applying your time and dedication to a project; to simply see it go to waste. In hobby craft work, precision is everything; and the use of Swann Morton or Stanley knife blades can help you the achieve it.

Card making, model making and artwork are just some of the craft activities regularly carried out by professional craftsman and hobby craftsman alike. Having blades that are both sharp and fine within the industry is simply essential; as anything less will result in the creation of a product that severely lacks quality.

Reputation for a Reason

Craft industry professionals and casual craft enthusiasts working on projects within sectors such as the ones mentioned, are likely to understand this; and Swann Morton and Stanley knife blades have been helping them to achieve satisfaction through their work for decades.

There are obvious benefits to using products produced by established manufacturers in any profession. Great reputation is there for a reason; often as a result of guaranteed quality assurance from a supplier. With Swann Morton and Stanley knife products; that is something that is a given.

The Difference between Business Success and Failure

Achieving consistency and a quality finish is so important in the manufacture of craft products. As a profession that has thrived on care and attention; the importance of attention to detail within it cannot be overstated. Take, for example; a card maker whose living is based on the success of the sale of their products.

Inaccurate features on the card would result in customers feeling unimpressed with products; and resultantly sales of their products would be significantly affected. The knife chosen by the craft artist making the card can be the difference between achieving success and failure in their business.

Blades Can Be Bought in Packs

Both Swann Morton and Stanley knife blades can be used in the production of a whole host of materials; including paper, card and plastics. Blades can be bought in packs; and are often made to be easily interchangeable to ensure that only the highest quality of work is carried out when using them.

Here at Knife-point we stock products by a whole host of manufacturers; ensuring that you will always be able to find the knives and knife blades that are best suited to you. We manufacture our own knives as well; further evidencing the professional versatility of our products.

With decades of combined experience in the manufacture of knives; we continue to be a leader of knife supply within the area and further afield. Our passion and dedication towards what we do is just one of the countless reasons that our customers continue to use us time and time again.

Swann Morton Knife Providers Keeping Eye on News

The man behind the current Channel 4 programme ‘The Island’ recently caused controversy; when he suggested that children should be allowed to play with knives from a young age. The topic was picked up by the national press; with both The Telegraph and The Independent printing the story.

Bear Grylls attracts an awful lot of attention in the UK due to his position as Chief Scout of the Scouting Association. He also experienced unparalleled levels of success with his show Bear Grylls: Born Survivor; a ‘survival tip technique’ show which earned millions of adoring fans across the globe.

He is a champion of the outdoors; and is never too far from a story which covers encouraging kids to embrace the wild. His comments came as he told the Radio Times that parents should be teaching children “how to embrace and manage risk”.

Using Knives Safely

Grylls has received criticism in the media for his suggestions; after stating during an interview that encouraging children to play with knives could be ‘empowering’. He did state, however, that he felt that way because it’s important for a developing mind to learn to do something in the safest way, as reported in The Independent:

“Sometimes in life we get cut,” he said. “My six-year-old recently cut himself on a knife, and came in with blood pouring everywhere, but, you know what? He’s not cut himself again. He learned how to handle a knife.”

Critics have suggested that this is an idyllic view, and that an accident would never be too far away with children given responsibility of knives. Grylls though; did state in the same interview: “When I say to budding adventurers, ‘Listen – a blunt penknife is a dangerous knife. Make sure it’s really sharp’ – the kids’ faces light up. Like all kids, they want a mega-sharp penknife – great, but teach them to respect it and use it properly,” countering the argument that his thinking is purely reckless, and adding some logic to his quotes.

Experts in Knife Production – Including Swann Morton

We at Knife-Point were certainly interested in the story; but we will stick to the actual production of knives! We manufacture our own knives; as well as selling a whole range of other fantastic branded products; including Swann Morton knives sourced from the home of UK steel production – Sheffield.

Our expertise is the knife production industry. With decades of combined experience, we work tirelessly to manufacture and deliver only the highest quality of knives; and continue to be one of the leaders of knife production in the area. Our dedication to the job is just one of the many reasons customers come back to us time and time again. We can source or produce the right blades for you, ensuring that we are delivering only the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Trimming Knife Blades Manufacturer Notice World War 1 Memorabilia Stolen From Museum

As leaders of knife production and supply in Sheffield; we at Knife-Point are always on the lookout for interesting knife-related news. With over 30 years of experience in the industry; we have historical roots with relation to knife production that stretch back many decades. As such, we find the history of knives fascinating – so when we came across this particular story; we were particularly interested.

Recently, in Western Esplanade; a historic piece of World War One memorabilia was stolen from a Canvey museum. The item concerned is a trench knife – otherwise known as a trench dagger – and was taken from a display case within the museum. The incident was believed to have occurred between the hours of 10am and 1.15pm on Monday the 5th May.

Stolen Over Bank Holiday Weekend

It is thought that knife was stolen whilst volunteers from the museum were showing members of the public around over the last Bank Holiday weekend. Allan Reed is a volunteer at the museum; and said that it was both an important and significant part of the military history of Essex.

The knife itself has a knuckle duster grip; and has Vulcan and Sheffield Steel on the blade. The markings GMH Stealing; Essex Reg 1916 can be found inscribed onto the blade. Anyone with access to information on the theft; or who may have been offered the item for sale, should be directed to PC Lisa-Ann Gore at Essex police; who told The Enquirer, Essex:

Very Important To The Museum

“The museum would like to get the piece back as it is very important to them. It is also a weapon and we would like to get it back in safe hands. I would urge anyone with any information to contact me as soon as possible.”

Memorabilia items from WW1 can be extremely valuable; and are often fantastic examples of knife production in previous historical times. In product design; lessons can always be learnt from the past. Examples of time and dedication being applied to the production of knives can be found throughout history.

Trimming Knife Blades and More

At Knife-Point; we like to consider these factors when producing knives for our customers. Our dedication, sharp service and pricing is ­­­a reason why we are such a successful provider of many specialist products – including our trimming knife blades.

It is our intention to exceed our customers’ requirements; ensuring that we build long-lasting relationships that will ensure you consistently come back to us for your knife needs. High quality products, competitive pricing, excellent service and rapid deliveries are our key selling points. Visit our website at www.knife-point.co.uk to check us out.

Using a Concave Blade for Extra Degree of Accuracy

Often, when you are carrying out an industry-standard task, it can sometimes be difficult to search for the blades that are most suitable for the job that you are doing. By finding out exactly what task you are doing – and the specifics of that task – you can begin to choose exactly what knife product you need for your job. Some tasks require a more heavy duty blade, whilst others pair better with a specifically catered knife; that has been designed with such care and attention that it is perfect for the job you want to carry out.

You just need to make sure that these are the knives that you end up finding and purchasing. A concave blade can be exactly the sort of product that has been described here. There will have been many times that workers within the commercial industry have found themselves using tools that just don’t quite match up to the aspirations of quality that they have in their minds. There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to carry out a task to complete perfection – but finding yourself constrained by the tools that you are using.

A concave blade has been designed as the perfect knife cutting tool to carry out such tasks which require these high levels of accuracy. A concave blade design for trimming knife blades can provide you with the most perfectly designed tool for tasks requiring that extra degree of accuracy. Those extra careful, precision cuts can be perfectly achieved with a concave blade. The design of this particular blades means that it does not catch the wood when you’re trying to carve it. This enables only the highest quality of finishes, which is exactly the thing that many workers aspire towards on a daily basis.

An example of a task that requires such a product would be a worker carrying out a task within the leather industry. It is obviously essential that only the greatest levels of accuracy are adhered to in a case like this; as the application of the incorrect knife blade could completely destroy the quality of a product. People purchasing leather products expect only the highest quality of product. They have often paid that extra level of money to get a leather product, so it is essential that during the manufacture, the utmost care is taken by workers. This can be achieved through the use of a concave blade.

Other places that a concave blade can be put to use are across a whole range of industries. Examples of why they are in such demand can be found through their use within the cutting of composite aluminum sheet, the cutting of wood products and in the cutting of a whole array of craft materials. A concave blade can also be used within the carpet fitting tools industry, for the achievement of only the most clean and precise cuts. This is another great selling point.

 

 

 

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