Like pencils, there never seems to be a striking knife at hand when you need it. Veritas have produced this high-quality, well-priced knife so you can affordably leave several around your shop.
The knife has an A2 tool-steel blade with a 55° included angle at the tip. Ground to a keen edge at a 25° bevel angle, it slices wood fibres cleanly. It leaves an incised marking line that serves to guide a saw or chisel when starting a cut, helping to improve accuracy.
At less than 0.8mm thick and 7.9mm wide, the blade projects about 38mm from the handle, making it particularly useful for the precise transfer work required for dovetail layouts. The dual bevel makes it equally comfortable for right- or left-hand use, or marking either side of a reference surface.
The nylon-reinforced ABS handle is contoured for a comfortable, controlled grip, with flats on the sides to provide tactile cues for blade orientation and finger placement. They also prevent the knife from rolling on a surface. Supplied with a guard to protect the tip in storage. 175mm long overall.
Made in Canada. Excellent value in what should be a shop staple.