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These Italian-made linoleum knives feature tempered steel blades that have been thermally attached to shock-resistant fiberglass handles and reinforced with a brass containment ferrule. They're ideal for engraving matrices in linoleum, and their sturdy construction also allows them to be used with a hammer for carving wood.
These are solidly constructed carving tools at an economical price, ideally suited for fine arts schools.
Linoleum Knife Set
This set contains a sharpening stone and 5 tools, including #301, #304, #308, #306, and #309.
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They are cheap but fairly effective
from Waterloo, Iowa
Comments about RGM Linoleum Knives:
They are not the sturdiest, but a good cheap beginner tool.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Not as expected
I received the blades, they were dull. One 2 would cut lino. I couldn't get them sharp so I had a friend who knew how to sharpen blades and he couldn't do much better. There is one which I am not sure if it is a "V" or a badly made "U". They are nothing compared to E C Lyons Lino set which I bought since ordering these.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these knives were not of the quality we would expect, and we're happy to help you with this. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch via email to offer further assistance.
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Very utilitarian and sturdy
I like the strength of these tools. The price point is great for what you get. I'm seriously pleased with the versatility and quality of these carving toold. I'm hard on my tools and these surpassed to my expectations.
Solid Set for a Good Price
By Kris the Creative
from Walled Lake, MI
I really like these knives and the handles are very comfortable.
Poor Quality Control
One of the five chisels had a good size nick in it. I'm surprised Quality Control didn't spot it and reject it. The set was very inexpensive, but that's no excuse.
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Merchant response: We apologize for the flaw in one of the chisels you received, and we'd be more than happy to help you with this. Just call 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
Not as good as lower priced options
from Muskegon, MI
My students and I had difficulty using these knives as the angle of the blade was too straight and the handles difficult to hold. I would like to return them
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these knives aren't working out for you, and we're happy to assist you with a return. Just give us a call at 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
Nice Linoleum cutting knives
By Miss Sunbeam
from Greensboro, AL
the handles don't come off - the knives are beautiful to look at and to handle.
Work great at an awesome price
By John Andrew
from Darlington, S.C.
I have had these tools for about 3 years. They are a more than a fantastic deal for the price. I cut hard gray lino and also soft and hard wood as reliefs to print with. I use a grease compound and leather strop to keep them honed. I do have some more expensive Japanese knives that I use also. However, I use both sets together. Cheap or Expensive they must be kept sharp to work well. As these tools come in medium sizes, I use smaller sized Japanese knives and gouges to do more intricate work. Nevertheless, I enjoy these Italian knives also.
Just what I needed.
By Sue Sue
from Haverhill, MA
I use them to carve leather-hrd clay and they work perfectly. I am experimenting with carving my clay pieces and I am pleased with the results
best cutting tools
from minsk, belarus, europe
best for my arts
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