Knives

  • #8 Lightweight Retractable Utility Knife
  • #8 Lightweight Retractable Utility Knife

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The X-ACTO #8 Lightweight Retractable Utility Knife is an excellent multi-purpose knife for a variety of different applications. Great for camping, home improvement projects and countless additional uses, the #8 utility knife is easily portable and light enough to carry anywhere.

X-ACTO knives are the preferred cutting tool for a wide variety of professionals and hobbyists alike. Designers and artists love the X-ACTO knife's ability to produce careful and meticulous cuts with consistency, while engineers praise the knife's durable design and reliability.

The X-ACTO utility knife can make precise cuts through a variety of different craft materials:

  • All grades of paper
  • Mat board
  • Foam board
  • Delicate fabrics
  • Sheet metal
  • Plastic
  • And more

The original X-ACTO knife has been praised for more than 50 years as the standard for precision. Attaining this level of precision, accuracy and reliability starts with supreme quality craftsmanship. All X-ACTO knives are built with a carbon steel blade for a reliable cut every time. Additionally, they are crafted with a sleek design that fits comfortably in the hand, allowing you to continue making the precision cuts needed to finish the job, no matter how long it takes.

The Art of Kirigami

Kirigami is the combination of origami (or paper folding) and the fine art of paper cutting. One of the most common and most recognized forms of kirigami is paper snowflakes. All ages can create their own unique snowflake design by simply folding a circle into 6 sections and cutting shapes and designs from that. Just like real snowflakes, it is almost impossible to cut the exact snowflake shape twice. Designs can range from the very simple to the complex. Try using your XACTO knife on your next snowflake design to get some really beautifully intricate snowflake designs, and you will certainly be a master at the art of kirigami.