Vintage knife – Bookbinding out of the box

Vintage knife


This knife is Ben's go-to knife for rough cutting.

By rough cutting we mean cutting a piece of material oversize, before cutting it to its final dimensions, either by hand or with a board chopper or guillotine. Rough cutting is an essential step, particularly useful with materials coming from rolls or sheets larger than your board chopper. Instead of using a ruler, knife and cutting mat, you fold and cut the material using the same tool.

3 reasons why this knife is excellent for this:

  • The tip of the knife is round, so you won't risk scratching the material
  • Very sharp blade
  • Flexible blade

Check out the video below for an explanation and short lesson on how to use it.

This is not a traditional bookbinding knife, but a vintage dining knife. We select them for you for the qualities named above, and sharpen them very well, so you can start cutting!

Each knife is unique and vintage and might look slightly different than on the photo or in the video and might have small imperfections. The current model is a very fine one, hand made in Paris probably at the beginning of the 20th century.




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