Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby JohnOSullivan on Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:53 pm

I've recently been doing some building and have been unhappy with sharpness of locally available modelling knives and blades. The old thin double edge traditional blades are no longer stocked.
The blades that Bill received have curved surfaces (?) which I find hard to use.
I linked to RC groups where there a discussion on Swann Morton blades from the UK. Swann Morton are considered the Lamborgini of cutting tools.

Discussion on the Vintage models section of RCGroups
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthr ... ton-knives
Most consider the 10A to be superior to the #11.

Swann Morton 10A Blades (100) From UK $25.00 Can --free shipping.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BOX-of-100-x-SWA ... Sw7PBTouoX

I got 100 blades and a #3 Holder for $26 from the UK incl shipping. Almost double the cost of the Chinese blades, but with their reputation worth the effort.
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby bdg on Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:17 pm

John - Interesting store / seller "name" on ebay.... I wonder what else they might sell? Gotta be careful with online orders. ;)
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby JohnOSullivan on Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:29 pm

There you go!
We are now the sharpest guys on the block.
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby bdg on Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:45 pm

LOL!
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby steve on Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:09 pm

Just when I thought I had the perfect email addy someone comes along and takes it.....
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby saboo on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:20 am

The blades I have are individually wrapped and gamma radiation sterilized. So if you cut yourself .......

The cutting edge is straight.

I do not try to cut the excess length off the blade. It snaps off with pliers. The individual wrap of each blade makes this easier. Those that are loose packed, or multi packed are likely harder to handle. Just expose the handle end while leaving the rest in the package. Hold it down hard against the bench. Grip the end and bend up. The broken off piece stays in the pliers, the usable part is still in the foil pack.

I have an empty pill bottle with a slit cut in the lid. This becomes my 'Sharps' bin. Place all your xacto blades, scalpel blades, snap off utility knife blades, etc. in this. It becomes a safe way to dispose of them. If you have a toolbox with several of the snap off utility knives, as I do, then keep a separate pill bottle on the job site for those ends as well.

The seller on ebay that I used is "dentistbook".

His store is http://www.ebay.com/usr/dentistbook?_tr ... 2749.l2754
where there are 100s of items and similar blades with different shapes.

When you look at the pictures of the item number below, note the picture of the box. It shows the variety of blades that may be available. I ordered #11

The item number of what I bought is 391356080266 which included a handle to match the blades.

Price is now $11.32 US plus $0.65 for shipping. (16 Jan 2017)
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby astroflyer on Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:25 pm

Bill, why not go to a medical supply place and buy a couple of scalpel handles. I've been using the handles and these type of blades for years. No need to risk cutting yourself. If you slip on one of these modifying it the cut will be deep.
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby astroflyer on Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:27 pm

Just checked and your seller also sells the handles.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10Pcs-10-Carbon ... Swa39Uz3yc
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby retiredVTT on Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:25 pm

Your correct Al...my supplier's name is "Sara" and after snapping off just one blade, I asked Sara if she had handles for these...the answer was "Yes" so I ordered a few. Like someone said, each handle comes with 10 blades. The handles are flat so no rolling off the bench.

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