Are you thinking about getting the Flexcut KN17 1-inch mini draw knife?  A draw knife will help you remove excess stock and shape the wood better.

General carving knives can do a lot of things but the precision they give you is not the same as specialized knives. Draw knives are specially designed to carve out the excess wood and give you a more defined shape. 

The KN17 1 inch mini-draw knife, is a miniature draw knife, which makes it easier to work on smaller projects. It is made to fit in otherwise hard to reach areas. This knife is how you get contoured, detailed cuts. 

Flexcut KN17

Aesthetics

It has a long extended shaft which lets you reach down and remove stock easily from hard to reach places. Unlike other larger draw knives, the KN17 only has one handle. This means that you will not need to use two hands to remove the stock. 

The blade is made of high-quality carbon steel and has a hooked end. This is what you will be used to remove stock. The handle is made of ashwood and it is a light-colored brown hue that is synonymous with this type of wood.

Performance Review

The long shaft of the bade, makes it easy to get to hidden places and remove stock there. The length of the shaft also allows you to change the cutting angle so that you can make contoured cuts. The blade is small and that is what makes it portable and perfect to use to refine.

The blade is very sharp and it will easily slice through just about any wood. You will enjoy using this knife. Just make sure to keep the blade sharp. You can use it with just one hand. The knife is easy to use as you pull the stock towards yourself.

Safety

The blade on this draw knife is very sharp, and it is important to be careful when you are using it. The long shaft enables you to reach certain places, and remove the stock form it. 

Make sure to also keep it sharp so that you do not put yourself at risk. Using a blunt blade is dangerous. It is also important that you use the correct technique.  

Who is this product ideal for?

This is an easy knife to use and can easily be used by a beginner. The sharp blade will make removing stock with one hand very easy. You will not need much technical know-how to do this. The great thing about this nife is that you can transcend in skill level with this knife. 

Pros

  • Flexible  blade
  • You will have to clean up less
  • You can contour hard to reach places
  • It is great for one-handed use
  • The blade is strong

Cons

  • It is a small tool. Make sure that you are not getting it to work on large pieces of wood.

Our Verdict

This is the best knife to use especially when drawing action is what is needed to get the right product. The blade has a special thin design that lets you reach difficult places and remove stock. We love its flexible nature and efficiency, and we think it is a great addition to your tool chest. Happy shopping!

David D. Hughes