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Matt Estlea

Curly Maple Marking Knife

Curly Maple Marking Knife

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Expertly crafted, the Curly Maple Marking Knife is a must-have for woodworking enthusiasts. The stunning wood handle and metal ferrule provide a comfortable grip and improved precision. Indulge in the exquisite quality of this marking knife and elevate your woodworking projects to the next level.

Years of testing, prototyping and development has gone into this, and it’s finally available for you to experience.

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Age Restrictions (18+)

To purchase knives from this site you must be over eighteen years of age. It is a criminal offence to sell knives, knife blades or razor blades to anyone under the age of eighteen.

Thin Blade

The blade this handle is made to fit is roughly 0.7mm thick meaning it can get into the thinnest of gaps with ease. The situation I find this is useful is when transferring the tails to the pins when dovetailing. But in reality, it can be used for all sorts of woodworking applications, both fine and rough.


Despite being thin, the blade is still surprisingly rigid compared to a normal scalpel blade. There is a small amount of deflection if you're comparing it to a thick Japanese marking knife, however you quickly get used to it. You will be surprised how little pressure it takes to score a thin, accurate, crisp line with this thing.

Double Bevel

I've often had people questioning how easy it is to use a double bevel knife as opposed to a single bevel. Mainly, how do you run it up against an edge, and how do you stop it from digging in? Realistically, this comes down to practice and gaining muscle memory when holding the knife at a particular angle. It doesn't take long to master. I can vouch for this both in my personal experience, and when I've observed my students switch to this design.


Sharpening knives often has to be done freehand, meaning it's very easy for a beginner to quickly make a dogs dinner of a marking knifes bevel. These blades however are easily sharpened. Simply dispose of the blunt blade in a safe manner, and replace it with a new one! They cost pennies when you buy them in larger packs and will last you for years. It also means you no longer have to feel guilty about opening packaging, removing glue, or cutting up sausages with your shiny marking knife.

Custom Handle

The material of the handle and ferrule is entirely up to you. Do you need it? Absolutely not. You can just as easily buy a cheap handle from Amazon to suit your blade and it will work fine. But purchasing one of my handles will help support me in what I do, and provide you with the luxury you deserve!


Your knife is protected in 3 different finishes, each serving their own purpose in adding to the durability, the feel, and the aesthetics of the knife. It takes a long time and a lot of care. If you'd like to know more about this process, see my blog post here.

I really don't want to sell this as a product you need to own. It really isn't. However what I can promise you is upon opening the box for the first time, you will be blown away by the look, feel and control this tool will provide you. It really will be a tool you can treasure for life.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Klaus Schleicher
Exceeded my expectations

Packaging was perfect. The marking knife has a very high level quality.
I'm very happy with the product.
Shipping was very fast.

Graeme Castles
Beautifully balanced

Lovely to use and the nice thing is, if you are tempted to use it for more general cutting and bugger up the blade you just put a new one in. Yes it’s an extravagance but it’s a beautiful thing you’ll have forever and pass on. Go on, you’re worth it.

Robert McCartney
Not used it yet

Looks beautiful but I haven’t used it yet, when I do I expect it to perform like the quality item it so obviously is


Beautiful well made and right for user friendly

Daniel Marchant
Substance and Style!

Beautifully crafted, very comfortable to hold and use, a great bit of kit!