Swann-Morton Blades & Craft Knife
Swann-Morton are world leaders in the manufacture of precision blades, handles, scalpels and types of craft knife. They have a wide product range with a tool for every cutting task.
We stock four different ranges of Swann-Morton products. The Swann-Morton Arts, Craft and Modellers Range has been produced specifically for model making and craft work. It features a variety of craft knives, blades and handles. An ACM Tool Set is available, containing all the blades and handles from the range in an easy-to-carry tool box.
The No.3 Range is a light-duty set of tools which are used for the precision cutting of softer materials. No.4 Range is a slightly more robust set of tools designed for medium to heavy duty materials. The Micro Fine Range is a set of blades and handles designed specifically for surgical procedures. These ultra-precision tools can also be used to create the most detailed of work in model making.
We also sell the Swann-Morton Disposable Trimaway Scalpel, an easy-to-use throwaway knife for the precision cutting of light to medium weight materials. All our Swann-Morton products are non-sterile. Please check that you have the correct blades to fit the required handle before ordering.
Swann-Morton ACM Arts, Craft and Modellers Range of Blades and Craft Knife
The Swann-Morton ACM Craft Range consists of handles and blades which have been specifically designed for model makers in the arts, craft and modelling fields. We sell three different types of Swann-Morton ACM products.
The No.1 Range is a lightweight, precise set of four blades which only fit the No.1 Handle. Blades in Swann-Morton ACM No.2 & No.5 Sets fit both the ACM No.2 and the ACM No.5 Handles. No.2 Handle is a medium duty craft knife. No.5 Handle is a larger and thick craft knife.
All three handles and a set of 13 blades are available to purchase in one Swann-Morton Craft Range ACM Tool Set. The kit is stored in a robust carrying case and is a popular tool as it enables model makers to carry out every kind of cutting task.
ACM Tool Set and No.2 & No.5 Ranges
ACM No.1 Range
Swann-Morton No.3 Range
The Swann-Morton No.3 Range of handles and blades is a light duty set of tools for the precision cutting of soft and lightweight materials in smaller cutting projects . They are used for mould cutting, model making, marquetry, jewellery manufacturing, aeromodelling, paper cutting and polystyrene cutting.
There are three handles available in the range. Swann-Morton No.3 Handle is made of stainless steel and comes in two sizes. No.B3 Handle features a tapered octagonal body which offers precise fingertip control for extremely detailed craft and model work.
No.5A Handle is made from acrylic, providing a firmer grip, more lateral strength, increased stability and greater comfort for undertaking longer tasks. No.5A Handle is also suitable for use with medium density materials.
Every blade in the No.3 range fits the No.3, No.B3 and No.5A handles. Blades are sold in boxes of 100.
Swann-Morton No.4 Range
The Swann-Morton No.4 Range is a set of handles and larger blades suitable for the trimming and precision cutting of medium to heavy duty materials. No.4 Range products are used by for mould cutting, model making, marquetry, jewellery manufacturing, aeromodelling, paper cutting and polystyrene cutting.
There is one handle in the No.4 Range. No.6A Handle is made from acrylic, providing a firmer grip and more lateral strength. It is suitable for use with heavy duty materials and offers greater comfort and increased stability when undertaking longer tasks.
Blades in the No.4 Range are larger than those in the No.3 Range. If you are working with softer, lightweight materials then you may find that the No.3 Range is better suited to your needs. All Blades are sold in boxes of 100.
The Swann-Morton Micro Fine Range is a set of blades and handles for complex medical procedures which are also used for ultra precise model making.
Initially, the Micro Fine Range was designed with medical procedures in mind. The micro blades are smaller than other Swann-Morton products and the handles lighter, enabling surgeons to carry out precision work such as reconstructions, eye procedures, cardiology procedures and even hair restoration. In arts, craft and model making terms, the Micro Fine Range allows for greater control when it comes to precision cutting in projects.
Two handles are available. Swann-Morton SF1 is the standard handle, 130mm long and made from stainless steel. SF13 Handle features a twist grip design which allows it to grip blades tighter than the SF1 handle for even more precise cutting. The twist grip also makes the swapping of blades easier and safer for the user.
Blades in the Swann-Morton Micro Fine Range are sold in boxes of 25.
The Swann-Morton Disposable Trimaway Scalpel has been designed as an economical throwaway knife for scale model making, artwork and craft tasks. It has a strong, flat nylon-based handle and is fitted with a heavy duty Swann-Morton No.25A Blade from the No.4 Set. The blade is large and has a sharply angled back edge, making it almost equilateral in shape.