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Beautifully crafted in Italy, RGM Idea Line Palette Knives are made of fully non-welded stainless steel, resulting in a very sturdy knife that can be used with chemical-based products. The mirror polish on the blades lends them a soft flexibility that guarantees smooth performance, while the rounded handle provides an excellent grip.
Innovative, functional, and lightweight, the range also allows for easy cleanup as the knives can be washed in a dishwasher.
Knife Style Number
Measurement in inches
Measurement in cm
1/2" × 1-7/8"
1.3 cm × 4.8 cm
1/2" × 2-1/4"
1.3cm × 5.7 cm
1/2" × 1-1/4"
1.3 cm × 3.2 cm
3/4" × 2"
1.9 cm × 5.1 cm
1-3/8" × 2-3/4"
3.5 cm × 7 cm
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flexible and sturdy but a bit hard to hold
By artist G
from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Comments about RGM Idea Line Palette Knives:
I purchased one knife out of this selection to try it out. For over 20 years I have used knives with rounded wooden handles and found them very easy to work with if they are stainless steel. This knife, although very flexible and sturdy, wanted to pivot in my hand while using it since the handle is flat metal. The knife is extremely flexible and sturdy too, I found it easy to mix with...that is...when I could keep it from swiveling in my hand.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Great palette knives!
from Dallas, Texas
Handles well and it solidly made. They are stainless steel through the handle to the palette knife.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A dream to work with
from Glendale, AZ
I love these knives! They are so easy to place paint with that I've found I often prefer them over brushes. Even the blending is easy. These are a must have tool in any painter's tool kit.
Not as good as they looked
These knives looked good in the photos, but didn't live up to their looks when it came to performance. The thin handles are uncomfortable when used for any length of time, and the blades are much too stiff for subtle paint application. Also, the weight is more than a wooden handled knife of the same size.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these knives are not to your liking, and we're happy to help with a return or exchange. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch via email to offer further assistance.
Painting oils with knives
By K's masterpieces
from Southern Oregon
I have 10 old painting palette knives around the studio and this is the first of its kind for me. I am using it for oils specifically leaves and petals and it is the perfect size and weight. I completely lucked out because I am new at knife application and had no clue which one to buy (but knew I needed a new style). This is the kind of knife that loves its job and makes mine easier too! :-) lightweight and flexible. Easy to hold.
A turn for the worst
from Cape Cod, Massachusetts
I use palette knives as my primary oil painting tool (see sample of my work below) In the past RGM has been my favorite brand so of course I had to try the new design. I think the redesign must have been done by someone who never used a palette knife at all. The thin metal blade doesn't provide for a good solid grip and that makes it difficult to wield the blade to execute knife strokes with any facility or technique. The blade is ok but I miss the old shapes which seem to all have been totally redesigned into all kinds of strange and fancy tools. It's not for me. I don't like these and would not recommend them even to people who like the new blades because of the difficulty of holding and manipulating the knife with those thin metal handles. Who cares if you can put them in the dishwasher? Nobody washes palette knives ... you just wipe them off.
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Black Dog, Red Chair, oil, palette knife, 8 x 10"
Tags: Petitto, Oil Painting, Palette Knife, Dog
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these palette knives are not to your liking, and we'd like to help. One of our Customer Care Agents will be following up via email to assist with a return or exchange.
Questionable benefit + obvious drawbacks = Why bother?
By Quality Control Paul
from Ballston Spa, NY
I like the blade, which seems a bit stiffer than most, but any functional or structural advantages deriving from the one-piece design are offset by the pointy-ended handle, which can dig into your palm. A secondary problem is the handle's thinness, but that you can get used to.Personally, I've never had a problem with conventional knives or their handles. This design is an interesting, if unnecessary, concept that needs ergonomic improvement.My advice: save a few bucks and go for what's worked perfectly well all along.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review! If you decide that this palette knife doesn't meet your needs, we're happy to assist you with a return or exchange. Just call 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
I would buy these again
from Lynnwood, WA
I love the feel of these pallette knives. The best thing is no wooden handle. Being used for acrylic painting.
smaller sized "diamond" shaped perfect for my needs
By Sharon at Sammons Studio
from Louisville, KY
I mix paint on a small scale so these tapered ends greatly facilitate paint economy.
By Oside retired
from Oceanside, CA
Love these palette knives, made in Italy, all in one design...no wooden handle!
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