Extreme How-To Guest Article - How to Choose a Knife


OLFA Sr. Brand Manager Cassie Donnelly was a recent guest contributor for Extreme How-To: The Enthusiast's Guide to Home Improvement website. 

OLFA 18mm Fiberglass Utility Knife (LA-X, L-5) in use opening paint can with multi-pick

How to Choose a Knife

When you’re starting a project it can be difficult to know what supplies and tools you need. Once you make your list, the next step is figuring out exactly what tool you need – there are tons of makes and models of every tool. For instance, you may recognize that you need a utility knife, but how do you choose the make and model that is right for your task at hand? There are three main elements you should consider when choosing a knife for your project.


The first thing to consider is what task you will be using the knife for. What material do you want to cut and what kind of cut do you need to make? It may seem like an obvious baseline to start at, but assessing this is the quickest way to get you to the category of knives that will be most helpful for you. Let’s take a look at the three major utility knife categories to help narrow it down:

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