Tool Review (Narex Marking Knife)

I purchased this marking knife about two months ago. My initial impression was that I would have that very thin tip broke off in no time. I’m pleased to say that is not the case. I’ve marked  everything from hard maple to pine, and it remains intact. I would also like to note that (for the sake of review) I have not modified the knife in any way. I haven’t sharpened or stropped it, nothing what so ever. It does tend to want to follow the grain when marking with the grain (that’s really any knife to my knowledge. I did have to get used to the bevel angle. When you drop this knife into your mark to slide your square up to it, you can hold it at the wrong angle and throw your mark off.  I’m pretty well used to that now and it’s a non issue. It is made to mark both sides of a dovetail with one knife, you do not need a right and left hand wich was very important to me. I have a hard enough time keeping track of one knife let alone two.

Everything considered this knife is working very well for me. I think a paid around $12.00 on Amazon. Very good quality especially for the money. Would I buy this again? yes.

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Narex, I purchased this knife myself, it is 100% my opinion, and my opinion is only skewed by quality or a lack there of.

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4 comments on “Tool Review (Narex Marking Knife)
  1. I think I need one of these! Much better than marking dovetails with a utility knife. Not that I have ever done that 😉

  2. Looks nice. I am so pleased now that I have moved over to using a marking knife instead of a pencil. I use an odd knife I picked up at a car boot sale. I can not post image here, not in your comments.

    The Narex Marking Knife is not obviously available in the UK, but keep up the reviews. I must post my renovation of a mini plane soon.

    • Brian says:

      Are you sure? Paul Sellers video on beginners chisels are what turned me on to the brand. If you have a knife you like it doesn’t matter that much. Marking with a knife is much nicer than a pencil, much more accurate.

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