The jury’s still out regarding the safety and utility of folding utility knives vs. their fixed cousins, but did you know Fiskars makes one? When I think Fiskars, I generally think scissors (or possibly lawn mowers). Then again, they reach well across the crafting market — a group that surely buys knives like these. My question: Is it just for crafting?
The Fiskars site doesn’t cough up much in the way of detail about the product, but the picture says a bit. It looks significantly smoother than most of the knives we keep around the shop, eschewing the folding-knife look for more of a standard utility knife shape. The overall design looks curved to fit your hand, which probably makes it easy to use for accurate cuts.
I’m a little nervous about how well it’d hold up outside the craft room, though. The slider mechanism doesn’t look exceedingly durable. And if you put a ton of force on it, the knife might slip out of your hand.
My first thought was that Fiskars never really intended it for heavy-duty use, but right there in the feature list you’ll find “scores drywall.” Hmm.