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SKU #10548

Craft Knife

Are you frustrated with your craft knife because it’s hard to grip or uncomfortable in your hand? Do you wish you had a tool that moves with you? The Slice® Craft Knife is every crafter and artist’s dream – a tool suited for artistic creation of all kinds that’s easy to hold and control.

The Slice Craft Knife is perfect for precision cutting, with a textured grip and weighted, durable handle that allows you complete control over your work. The blade is powerful enough to cut various materials without cutting you, including tape, tissue paper, cardstock, wallpaper, etc. It’s an essential tool for colored pencil artists, crafters, scratchboard artists, and ceramic artists.

From creating detail in colored pencil art and sculpting fondant to scrapbooking and stenciling, Slice makes people and places safer. Learn more below.

  • “No roll” handle design for convenience
  • Comes with a safety cap for when the knife isn’t in use
  • 100% zirconium oxide blade that never rusts
  • Blade lasts on average 11.2x longer than metal blades
  • Easy-to-use ambidextrous design

Great for:

  • Precision cutting
  • Create intricate shapes
  • Make accurate, delicate cuts
  • Soft plastic deburring for 3D print projects

Product Specifications

Cutting Depth: 0.59 in

Material: GFN, brass, PP, zirconium oxide

Dimensions: L 6.3 in x W0.45 in x H0.43 in

Weight: 0.07 lb

Sell Sheet


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What Is a Craft Knife?

A craft knife is a type of precision knife with a long blade. Long, in this case, is in comparison with micro blades, such as the one found in the 00116 Slice Precision Cutter. Our craft tool features a cutting depth around 12 to 16 millimeters, depending on which blade you choose, as opposed to the Precision Cutter, whose blade depth is around 1.5 millimeters. Despite its name, a crafting knife has uses well beyond the crafting world. Industries as varied as aerospace, electronics manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals all use craft blades. Any application that requires precision and accuracy is well suited to this type of tool.

What Is a Craft Knife Used For?

Among crafters and hobbyists, this style of knife is used on a variety of materials, such as delicate paper and fabrics, tough leather, and vinyls used in RC modeling. Scrapbookers love the versatility of this style of art cutter since they encounter a number of different media in their work. Sculptors and scratchboard artists also appreciate the control that the Slice 10548 knife gives them.

While artists and crafters often choose it for paper cutting or sculpting, its design also lends itself well to industrial and laboratory applications. These include cutting around delicate electrical components and manipulating small samples in a lab. Unlike steel blades, the ceramic safety blades in Slice knives are non-conductive, chemically inert, and don't require special oil coatings. This reduces maintenance time, lowers the chance of lacerations, and removes any uncertainty around altering the material that’s being cut, scraped, or trimmed.

How to Use a Craft Cutter Safely?

First of all, be sure you choose the right knife for the job. The Slice 10548 knife ships with a 10518 straight-edge, round-point blade for safety, but any job requiring a piercing action to initiate the cut is better suited to a pointed-tip blade, such as the Slice 10519 blade. Always be sure to replace the safety cap after use and work in a distraction-free environment whenever possible. The 10548 knife includes extra safety features, such as a cross-hatched grip and a no-roll design to increase your control and keep your tool close by.

How Do I Replace the Blade? How Often?

Craft blades should ideally be replaced once they dull enough to require extra pressure to make a cut. Because Slice uses advanced ceramics—a much harder material than stainless steel—our ceramic safety blades last an average of 11 times longer than comparable steel blades. This means you’ll be replacing your blade less often than you would for a metal blade.

To replace the finger-friendly blade in a Slice craft knife, unscrew the grip section to loosen the tool’s blade enclosure. When the blade is loose enough to pull out easily, simply remove it and insert a fresh blade.

How Is the Slice 10548 Blade Safer Than a Metal Blade?

Like all our ceramic safety blades, Slice craft blades feature our proprietary finger-friendly® edge. This means that while the blades cut materials effectively, they are engineered to resist cutting skin. This safety feature, more than any other, sets Slice apart. While other companies redesign their handles to reduce blade exposure, we redesigned the blade itself. For more information about our design, read The Safety Blade: Everything You Need to Know.