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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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Stanley Knives: Choosing the Right Blade for the Job

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No toolkit would be complete without at least one Stanley Knife. It’s no secret that Stanley are renowned for their production of knives around the world (although sometimes referred to as box-cutters or utility knives), and that they are a staple feature of any tradesmen’s toolkit!

Stanley have a reputation for being the best of the best when it comes to knife blades. Manufactured in the ‘Steel City’ of Sheffield – a sure indication that the steel used to manufacture said blades is going to be a cut above the rest – Stanley have built up an impressive product portfolio since their inception in 1843. But with so many different varieties on the market, it can be difficult to pick the correct Stanley Knife for the job.

Let’s take a look at the most popular Stanley Knife blades and their applications.

Carbide Knife Blades

First up we have Carbide knife blades. These blades are made using Tungsten carbide, in a process where Tungsten Carbide powder is applied directly onto the blade itself. This then strengthens the already sturdy blade, providing additional durability and increasing the lifespan of the blade by several years.

For people looking to cut stronger and harder materials, a Carbide knife blade may be the way to go. Just remember however, that it is only the cutting edge of the blade that has been coated, so the rest of the blade will flex as usual.

Hooked Knife Blades

Next up we have hooked knife blades. These are perhaps one of the more unique styles of Stanley Knife blades, and are designed with distinctive hooked edges; for a very good reason. Whereas standard Stanley utility blades could perhaps cut through more layers of material than you would have wanted, hooked knife blades are designed to allow the user to hook the blade edge over whichever end of the sheet you are looking to cut, and then quickly draw it backwards.

This allows you to make a cut only in the one layer you are wanting to cut. For sheet material cutting such as plastic sheeting or floor coverings, hooked knife blades are the way to go!

FatMax Knife Blades

This knife blade is the real deal, as it is considered by the manufacturers to be the sharpest, the longest lasting, and the strongest Stanley knife blade currently on the market.

FatMax blades can resist snapping against very heavy weights. Specifically, against weights of up to 35kg! These blades are generally more expensive, but, as they say ‘you get what you pay for’. The extra cost reflects the overall quality, and these blades really are in a league of their own.

FatMax blades are perfect for anybody who uses a Stanley knife on a regular basis, and if you can afford to spend that little bit more on your blade, the extra investment will be well worth it.

For new Stanley Knife Blades Online and a huge range of other commercial knives, visit www.knife-point.co.uk

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.

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.

February’s Famous Four

heart-knife-february-famous-four-knives-knife-pointFebruary is the month of love, so we thought why not share with you the four blades we love the most, here at Knife Point, and the reasons why.  So here goes…

Swann Morton Scalpel Blades

These can be sterile or non sterile but either way, they are made out of carbon steel.  The non sterile blades come in blister packs of 5, packs of 100 and the sterile blades also come in packs of 100 but are individually sealed, hence their sterility!  For use with either, you may also wish to consider purchasing a Swann Morton blade remover unit which are available in packs of two, five or ten and hold up to 100 blades each.  Both of these items are commonly used in the medical or dental industry as they are highly reliable scalpels which make very fine incisions, perfect for detailed surgery or oral work.

Stanley Knife Fat Max

An extra heavy duty straight blade which fit all types of Stanley, Stanley Fat Max, Dolphin, Allegro, Shark and other hand tool types.  We love this blade type due to its versatility.  It’s incredibly sharp so can cut easily through a large variety of materials with the blade lasting a much longer time than an average knife.  This means that there is less down time so it earns you more money, especially as it is snap resistant.  The Stanley Fat Max is a good value knife which is highly valued by all tradesmen and is of course made by the world famous company, Stanley, whose reputation precedes them.

Planer Blades

Planer blades have made our top list because they will fit AEG, Black & Decker, Bosch, Festo, Haffner, Holzher, Kress, Mafell, Metabo and Scheer & Skil planers – what we mean is, you can buy one set of planer blades and they will work with any of these makes of planer!  This saves you money, rather than having to buy lots of different blades for lots of different tools!  They are made out of fine grain tungsten carbide and have an incredibly high quality, shiny finish, which is often described as a ‘mirror’ giving these blades the sharpest and keenest edge around!

Snap-Off Knives

Another innovative design from Stanley, where practicality meets safety!  These knives have blades which are created out of die-cast metal making them incredibly strong yet still light. Stanley have created this knife with a retractable handle so that the blades snap-off if there is an issue so as not to damage the knife or indeed the user!  These knives are easy to use, making DIY open to anyone, with their finger screwing operative locking mechanism and strong wedge type lock which holds the blade securely in its wanted position.  With Snap-Off Knives, it’s definitely safety first!

Contact Knife Point Today
If you are interested in purchasing any of the ‘famous four’, 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…!

Contact Knife-Point

 

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!

Knife Point 1 Fat Max Stanley Knife Blade

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.

Contact Knife Point Today

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.

The World Famous Stanley Knife

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Fat Max Stanley Knife Blade

If you are anything like us, we like to know the history behind our products and this time we are writing about the Stanley Knife.

The brand, Stanley, became known in the 19th century, when the first of Frederick Stanley’s shops were opened in Connecticut, 1834.  Initially, the Stanley Knife was aimed at professional tradesmen but has become popular over the years with DIY fanatics, too.  Frederick Stanley’s aim was not to sell as many knives as possible but to sell knives to customers that would last them, well, forever, and at the same time this gave him feedback and ideas to create new ideas for different and more useful tools for his customers.  Interestingly, Stanley later merged with another company to pioneer power tools, which is a name known in every house hold today, Black and Decker.

The Stanley Knife

Thought to be the most famous of the Stanley tools range, is the Stanley Knife, which is now a standard, every day piece of equipment for any professional or home DIY fan.  It transformed the way virtually any material was cut because it could cut any material.

Stanley Knife Blades

Stanley Knife Blades are manufactured in hardened and tempered carbon steel which enables them to be top quality blades which are razor sharp and perfect for any job you need to undertake.  They are often used for roofing, flooring, packaging, hobbies, graphic arts and crafts.  They are designed to withstand the most arduous of both materials and tasksHeavy duty concave blades are also oiled for further lubrication to aid with making the perfect cut.  Single edge scrapers are individually guarded on supply and can be used with or without a scraper.  They are perfect for removing residue from any surface, like glass, and are great for window cleaner, painters and decorators.  Stanley Fat Max extra heavy duty blades will fit any type of Stanley and because it has a patented induction hardened cutting edge, it will give you a sharper, longer lasting blade, making it ideal for activities such as carpet, lino and vinyl cutting.

Knife Point and You

Knife Point is a leading supplier of the Stanley Knife and Stanley Knife Blades, in Sheffield.  So if you need more information about Stanley or would like to purchase a Stanley Knife or Stanley Knife Blades, then please get in contact with us, here at Knife Point, on 07737 133030, email us at sales@knife-point.co.uk or click here to be taken directly to our website so you can look at our knife and blade selection for yourself.

Find out about Linbide Scraper Blades

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Linbide scraper blades are sold in packs of 10 and are made of 50mm solid fine grain tungsten carbide.  The blades are reversible, disposable and are made for heavy duty hand scrapers like Stanley Knives, Linbide Scrapers and Hamilton Perfection Hammerhead paint scrapers, for example.  Linbide scraper blades are designed to scrape and remove paint, glue and varnish, without the need or use of a flame.  These blades are often used by professional painters and decorators but can be used in the home setting as well as the professional.

Where can I get Linbide Scraper Blades From?

Knife Point is a Yorkshire based company, perfectly based in Steel City or Sheffield as it is also known.  We are dedicated to providing you with the quality blades, knives and tools that you need to finish the job.  We provide these for businesses, professional tradesmen and we also sell to private individuals, too.  Knife Point is a super competitive, low priced company who do not keep anything hidden from you, add discounts for quantities of items and only charge the minimum for delivery.  The combination of these mean that you get great value for you money.  We have over 30 years experience and our aim is to be your first choice supplier by meeting and exceeding your requirements every time you make a purchase from us here at Knife Point for new tools.

Contact Knife Point Today

If you are interested in finding out more about Linbide scraper blades or any other items we stock, such as Stanley Knife Blades, Planer Blades or Trimming Knife Blades then why not contact us today.  You can call us on 07737 133030, email us at sales@knife-point.co.uk or alternatively you can go directly to our website by clicking here to see a selection of our stock for yourself.

Swann-Morton are Blade-y Marvellous

Swann-Morton are a Sheffield based company, founded in 1932 and have since become world leaders in the manufacturing of surgical blades, scalpels and handles. Their blades act as enabling tools for many professionals from all walks of life, as Swann-Morton offer consistency, reliability and cleverly combine their traditional blade making skills with the latest technologies. The main professionals consistently using Swann-Morton blades are Surgeons, Chiropodists and Podiatrists, Dentists and Veterinarians.

Surgeons and Swann-Morton

There are 34 blade shapes and 12 different handles made by Swann-Morton for their general Surgical Blade range. These blades are used throughout many types of theatres and practices, such as Cardiology, Orthopaedics and Reconstructive surgery units. Blade size and shape is chosen by the surgeon themselves. It is usually dependent on their expertise as to what enables them to be most flexible and dexterous in their specific field.

 

Chiropodists, Podiatrist and Swann-Morton

The preferred Swann-Morton products for Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the range of carbon or stainless steel sterile surgical blades which are ideally suited to them, both practically and hygienically. Often the Swann-Morton ‘Sabre’ is a Chiropodists choice of tool, with its unique shape and ‘closed’ cutting edge used for ‘paring’ and ‘scraping’. This enables both close, fine work, without gouging, leaving a smooth, rounded finish on the touched areas.

 

Dentists and Swann-Morton

Just like the Chiropodists and Podiatrists, Dentists appreciate the carbon and stainless steel sterile surgical blades for a reason. Dentists also use them to perform surgical techniques, including: implantology, labial fraenum, incising abscesses, periodontal surgery and raising skin flaps. The most popular Swann-Morton blade is No.15 because of its ideal blade shape making it perfect for the short, precise incisions which dentist need to make regularly, and amusingly, are the same size blades used for doing neurosurgery on rabbits.

 

Veterinarians and Swann-Morton

Again, Vets prefer to use carbon and stainless steel sterile surgical blades during surgery. The type and size of those blade do however vary, often due to the size of the animal and the medical problem, more so than the ability or experience of the vet. The versatility of the blades are apparent by reading the following:

  • Neurosurgery on a small animal eg Rabbit, would require a 15 or No.20 Swann-Morton surgical blade.
  • A skin Incision on a large animal eg Cow, would require a 22 Swann-Morton surgical blade.
  • Performing specialist vaginal surgery on a Horse would require a 3L or 4L Swann-Morton Handle.

 

Where can YOU get hold of Swann-Morton blades?

As a leading supplier of Swann-Morton blades in the Sheffield area, it is our intention, here at Knife-Point, to become your number one choice of blade supplier. We aim to meet and exceed your requirements every time you purchase tools from Knife-Point and will work closely with you to help you to obtain all the tools you need. With 30 years experience we stock high quality produce, are competitively priced, provide an excellent customer service and our deliveries are extremely fast.

 

Contact Knife-Point

If you would like to find out more about Swann-Morton blades and access our broad array of blades today, click on the link to our website www.knife-point.co.uk Here you can also see other blades we stock, such as planer blades, trimming knife blades, snap off blades and Stanley knife blades. Alternatively, you can call us on 07737 133030.

Swann-Morton are Blade-y Marvellous

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Swann-Morton
are a Sheffield based company, founded in 1932 and have since become world leaders in the manufacturing of surgical blades, scalpels and handles.  Their blades act as enabling tools for many professionals from all walks of life, as Swann-Morton offer consistency, reliability and cleverly combine their traditional blade making skills with the latest technologies.  The main professionals consistently using Swann-Morton blades are Surgeons, Chiropodists and Podiatrists, Dentists and Veterinarians.

Surgeons and Swann-Morton

There are 34 blade shapes and 12 different handles made by Swann-Morton for their general Surgical Blade range.  These blades are used throughout many types of theatres and practices, such as Cardiology, Orthopaedics and Reconstructive surgery units.  Blade size and shape is chosen by the surgeon themselves.  It is usually dependent on their expertise as to what enables them to be most flexible and dexterous in their specific field.

 

Chiropodists, Podiatrist and Swann-Morton

The preferred Swann-Morton products for Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the range of carbon or stainless steel sterile surgical blades which are ideally suited to them, both practically and hygienically.  Often the Swann-Morton ‘Sabre’ is a Chiropodists choice of tool, with its unique shape and ‘closed’ cutting edge used for ‘paring’ and ‘scraping’.  This enables both close, fine work, without gouging, leaving a smooth, rounded finish on the touched areas.

 

Dentists and Swann-Morton

Just like the Chiropodists and Podiatrists, Dentists appreciate the carbon and stainless steel sterile surgical blades for a reason.  Dentists also use them to perform surgical techniques, including: implantology, labial fraenum, incising abscesses, periodontal surgery and raising skin flaps.  The most popular Swann-Morton blade is No.15 because of its ideal blade shape making it perfect for the short, precise incisions which dentist need to make regularly, and amusingly, are the same size blades used for doing neurosurgery on rabbits.

 

Veterinarians and Swann-Morton

Again, Vets prefer to use carbon and stainless steel sterile surgical blades during surgery.  The type and size of those blade do however vary, often due to the size of the animal and the medical problem, more so than the ability or experience of the vet.  The versatility of the blades are apparent by reading the following:

  • Neurosurgery on a small animal eg Rabbit, would require a 15 or No.20 Swann-Morton surgical blade.
  • A skin Incision on a large animal eg Cow, would require a 22 Swann-Morton surgical blade.
  • Performing specialist vaginal surgery on a Horse would require a 3L or 4L Swann-Morton Handle.

 

Where can YOU get hold of Swann-Morton blades?

As a leading supplier of Swann-Morton blades in the Sheffield area, it is our intention, here at Knife-Point, to become your number one choice of blade supplier.  We aim to meet and exceed your requirements every time you purchase tools from Knife-Point and will work closely with you to help you to obtain all the tools you need.  With 30 years experience we stock high quality produce, are competitively priced, provide an excellent customer service and our deliveries are extremely fast.

 

Contact Knife-Point

If you would like to find out more about Swann-Morton blades and access our broad array of blades today, click on the link to our website www.knife-point.co.uk Here you can also see other blades we stock, such as planer blades, trimming knife blades, snap off blades and Stanley knife blades.  Alternatively, you can call us on 07737 133030.

4 Steps We Take to Pair Our Customers with the Best Planer Blades

When any client purchases a product from one of our ranges, our priority is to ensure that they’re satisfied with the decision they’ve made. Whether it’s planer blades for woodworking or trimming knife blades for the fitting of carpets, we’re confident in saying that we’ll have the tools you need to get the job done right.

To ensure the long-term happiness of customers that spend money with us, we follow a consistent process to make sure we tick all the boxes. Whilst we understand that many of our clients will have the knowledge-base to make the educated purchases they need to, we’re always here to offer our advice and support if any problems do arise.

We Listen to Your Needs

First and foremost, we understand the importance of listening to the exact needs of our customers. We’re not in the business of selling you tools that aren’t going to allow you to successfully complete your work. It might sound simple, but the first step we take to provide our clients with the planer blades that they need is simply listen to their exact requirements.

We Offer Our Advice

Since we have so many products available for our customers to choose from, we’re always happy to offer our advice on the ones which would suit best. Thanks to our many years experience within the knife manufacturing trade, we can do this to optimum effect. As a result, you’ll feel even more confident in the quality of any purchases that you make.

We Provide the Best Choice and Products

We understand the importance of choice. It’s no good matching the wrong tool to the wrong application and we help our clients to avoid this problem by giving them the freedom to pick the appropriate planer blades they need. Options with relation to pricing, quantities and blade type are always on offer with us.

We Deliver Your to You Planer Blades Promptly

For us, it’s essential that our customers are able to gain access to the tools that they need swiftly and easily. We ensure their happiness in this way by making sure we continue to offer speedy delivery times right across all of our product ranges. By doing so, we regularly receive repeat business from customers who’ve been impressed with the service that they’ve received from us.

Top Quality Planer Blades from Leading Supplier

As the leading supplier of planer blades to the Sheffield area and beyond, we’re continuing to expand our large client base. As well as the products covered here, we also supply trimming knife blades, Swann Morton products, Stanley knife blades and snap off blades too.

Throughout all of these ranges, the attention we pay to our customers and the vast product choice we offer remains the same. To find out more and access our fantastic range of blades today, head over to our website home page – www.knife-point.co.uk. Or, if you’d like to speak to us directly, call 07737 133 030.

5 Reasons Carpet Tradesmen Should Choose These Trimming Knife Blades

To achieve accuracy – and therefore customer satisfaction – within any trade, you need to have the right tools to back up your skill-set. Never is this truer than with carpet fitting, which requires a special type of blade for you to be able to implement any work to the best of your ability.

For such applications, our trimming knife blades here at Knife-Point are absolutely ideal. Coming in a range of sizes and quantities – with competitive pricing to boot – you’d be hard-pressed to find the products you need in a better place.

To help back up why the trimming knife blades that we stock should be the ones that you choose to purchase, we’ve put together a short guide to explain their superiority.

There’s Plenty of Choice Available to You

We appreciate the importance of being able to purchase the exact blades that you require. As such, we stock everything from concave to hooked trimming products. No matter which ones you choose, you’ll be able to buy the amount that you need from us; as we continue to offer various bulk-purchase options.

Carbide Edges Have Benefits

A number of our trimming knife blades – including Stanley branded ones – have carbide edges, which are particularly handy when it comes to heavy duty work such as the fitting of carpets. When the edges are made in this way, it’s far easier for the rest of the blade to be made flexible during any job.

Heavy Duty Sheffield Steel

Fondly referred to as the ‘Steel City’, Sheffield has a famed reputation for steel manufacture. With that in mind, the fact that we continue to supply thousands of tempered carbon steel blades made in the city helps to reinforce the quality we’re regularly able to provide.

Can Withstand Variety of Materials

Leather, card, paper, carpet, link, vinyl and a number of other sheet materials are just some of the vast amount of materials which are suitable for cutting with a large selection of our trimming knife blades. This versatility makes them highly appealing – and useful for varying implementations.

Affordability

Value for money is an important factor in the purchase of any product. When you buy something, you want to be sure that it justifies the expenditure that you’re required to make on it; and when you achieve satisfaction in this way it can be highly-rewarding. With our trimming knife blades, repeat purchases are all but guaranteed; as the prices and quality we deliver are exemplary.

Trimming Knife Blades, Planer Blades and Swann Morton Products

As well as our trimming knife blades, we also offer a number of other quality product ranges to our customers. Planer blades, snap off blades and a variety of Swann Morton tools are just a few other examples of these. Regardless of the ones that you choose, the great pricing and quality of products always remains the same.

To find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. You can reach us via email at sales@knife-point.co.uk; or by giving us a ring on 07737 133 030. One of our helpful and friendly team will be able to answer any queries that you may have regarding our services.

5 Things You Can Expect When You Buy Snap Off Blades from Knife-Point

Here at Knife-Point, we’ve been consistently delivering satisfaction to our customers for many years. A big part of the reason that we’re able to do this is thanks to our commitment to provide a knife supply service that offers great choice, value and quality.

Regardless of the knife blades that you purchase from us, we remain committed to providing you as the client with the tools that are best suited to you. As a result of this, we’re now widely recognised as the leading supplier in the Sheffield area.

Taking a closer look at our snap off blades range in particular, we’ve put together a list of some of the positives you can reasonably expect to come attached when you choose us as your knife blade provider.

The Highest Quality of Products

By continuing to offer the best quality products on the market to our customers, we’ve been able to build up long-lasting relationships with a great deal of them. Our clients recognise the excellent standard of knife blades on offer with us; leaving them confident to keep coming back once they’ve implemented any purchases from us in their line of work.

Competitive Snap Off Blades Pricing

When browsing the Knife-Point site, it will be immediately obvious to you how competitively-priced our products are – regardless of the ones that you require. With relation to our snap off blades, you can purchase these tools from us in a whole host of different quantities; safe in the knowledge that the price is sure to match the service.

The Best Service

One thing you can be absolutely sure of when you choose us is that the service you receive will be truly unrivalled in its quality. Now with over 30 years experience working within the trade, you’d be hard pressed to find a knife blades supplier that’s able to offer the levels of professionalism and commitment that our team are able to do on an ongoing basis.

Speedy Delivery Times

When you purchase anything online, it’s always an added bonus if you can receive the product in question quickly. That’s why our rapid delivery times continue to remain important to us as a company. We make it a priority to fulfil any orders we receive in a timely manner so that you can gain access to the tools you require and carry out the work you need to.

Excellent Choice from Varying Manufacturers

It’s important to us that we continue to offer manufacturer choice to our customers. By doing so, we’re able to give those looking to purchase from us the best chance of gaining access to top quality. Olfa and Stanley are the two most notable of these; and we offer a number of replacement blades to fit handles from these well-know companies.

Contact Knife-Point for Trimming Knife Blades, Snap Off Blades and More

To find out more about our snap off blades – or other products such as our trimming knife blades – please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today. Call 07737133030 to find out more; or drop us an email to sales@knife-point.co.uk.

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