August 11, 2019

Flexcut Whittlin’ Jack Review | Is It A Must Have Carving Knife?

The Flexcut Whittlin’ Jack is one of our favorite knives for general carving. In this review, we look at what we like and what could be better. You can rely on a whittling knife without breaking the bank if you are looking for a whittling knife. This might be the knife for you. It’s designed to offer ultimate performance and portability.

Flexcut Whittlin’ Jack has two carving-specific blades in this one. These are a 1-1/2″ detail blade and a 2″ roughing blade. The blades fold into a walnut insert. The length of the knife when the blades are inserted is 4″. This allows it to fit in any pocket. It keeps the blade in shape for more extended periods.

This tool is made in America. As for the weight, it is about 5 ounces. The blades are made of high carbon steel. Each blade is sharpened by hand. You will receive a razor-sharp blade right out of the box.

Flexcut Whittlin' Jack carving knife with double blade open

It has an aluminum frame, and a veneer inlay joined together with an arch structure. The size makes it easy to carry with you so you can carve on the go. There are two anchor points on the frame of the blade. These points give the whole structure some rigidity and a stable feel. This provides comfort when carving for an extended period.

It is a slim, lightweight blade with a metal body and a wooden core. On the one we purchased, the inlay work was well done. Others have had different experiences.

Flexcut Whittlin Jack carving knife brand new in packaging

The roughing blade is slightly pointed at its end, giving it the versatility to be used for some detailing work.

The cutting blade is shorted. It has a thicker blade that looks sturdier.

We would recommend this blade to beginners and anyone else looking to have a versatile whittling knife that they can use on the go, whether you are going camping or fishing. Having this blade with you will allow you to fill in your free time with some wholesome whittling. It is also an affordable knife. This is always a bonus.

Maintaining the blade as sharp as you receive it is easier when you can fold it into itself. There isn’t a need to purchase an extra case or other accessories to put it into.

Other than carving a spoon where you may need a specialized blade, there aren’t many other projects that we could think of that this knife would fail to tackle. Between the two knives, it should be easy enough to get what you need out of one of them.

Key Features

The blades pull out and close.

It is easy to carry with you.

There are two blades.

The blades come sharpened for you.

Pros

  • The inlay keeps the knife durable.
  • The folding makes it easy to carry.
  • The knife is relatively safe.
  • Well designed knife with an excellent finish.
  • The size is perfect for carrying around with you.

Cons

  • A little challenging to open here and there.
  • The blades do not lock.
  • There is no consistency in finishing.

What Others Have to Say

How to keep the blades in shape

The first thing you need to do is make sure the blade is completely dry after use. This will reduce the risk of rusting. It is also advisable to wipe the blade with an oily cloth from time to time. This will keep the water out and the blade protected. Use one of the links above to find a good sale price.

Sharpen it as and when needed. Using a blunt knife puts you in danger. Check out our Flexcut JKN95 Tri-Jack Pro Review

David D. Hughes
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