The Swann-Morton range of precision blades, handles and scalpels are used by professional craft and model makers around the world
Swann-Morton Blades are used by scale model makers around the world for precision cutting

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.


ACM Range

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

The Swann-Morton ACM Tool Set contains a selection of 13 different blades and 3 handles which are suitable for a range of model making tasks
Swann-Morton ACM No.2 Handle is a medium duty handle for use on medium density materials. It comes with an ACM No.2 Blade as standard
Swann-Morton ACM No.5 Handle is a heavy duty handle for cutting thick materials in larger projects. It comes with an ACM No.5 Blade
Swann-Morton ACM No.2 Blade is used for high precision cutting of medium and heavy duty materials
Swann-Morton ACM No.18 Blade is a deep cross cutting and smooth chiselling blade made from carbon steel
Swann-Morton ACM No.22 Blade is a carbon steel blade used for carving medium and heavy duty materials
Swann-Morton ACM No.24 Blade is a carbon steel blade designed for corner cuts, deburring and stripping
Swann-Morton ACM No.28 Blade is a carbon steel contour and shaping blade for use with ACM No.2 or No.5 Handles

ACM No.1 Range

Swann-Morton ACM No.17 Blade is a carbon steel precision blade which is used for chiselling light materials
Swann-Morton ACM No.1 Handle is a stainless steel handle designed for the precision cutting of soft materials. It comes with an ACM No.11 Blade
Swann-Morton ACM No.7 Blade is a carbon steel precision blade for use with Swann-Morton ACM No.1 Handle
Swann-Morton ACM No.10 Blade is a carbon steel precision blade designed for general cutting and light carving
Swann-Morton ACM No.16 Blade is a carbon steel precision blade which is used for stencilling, scoring and etching
No.3 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.3 Handle is a stainless steel handle used for the precision cutting of soft and lightweight materials. It is available in two sizes
Swann-Morton No.B3 Handle features a smooth tapered octagonal body which offers precise fingertip control for carrying out extremely detailed craft and model work
Swann-Morton No.5A Handle is made from acrylic to provide firmer grip, more lateral strength, increased stability and greater comfort when undertaking bigger modelling projects
Swann-Morton No.6 Blade is a small, carbon steel blade suitable for use with Swann-Morton Size 3 Handles
Swann-Morton No.9 Blade is a carbon steel, non-sterile blade which features a distinctive and broad hatchet shape
Swann-Morton No.10 Blade is a small blade made of carbon steel. It has a traditional curved cutting edge
Swann-Morton No.12 Blade is a small, pointed, crescent shaped carving blade which is sharpened along the inside edge of the curve
Swann-Morton No.12D Blade is a doubled edged version of the No.12 Blade sharpened along both sides of the crescent shaped curve
Swann-Morton No.14 Blade is a small carbon steel blade which is non-invasive and used for scraping
Swann-Morton No.15 Blade is a smaller curved cutting edge blade which is used for trimming and cutting
Swann-Morton No.15A Blade is a smaller, straight edged blade designed for the trimming and cutting of lightweight materials
Swann-Morton No.15C Blade features a longer, more extended cutting edge than the traditional No.15 blade, giving it extra reach
Swann-Morton No.15T Blade has a short, rounded cutting edge with an angled point which offers added strength for fine cutting tasks
Swann-Morton No.16 Blade is a small, non-sterile blade made from carbon style for use with No.3 Handles
No.4 Range

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.

Swann-Morton No.19 Blade is a carbon steel blade for precision cutting of medium to heavy duty materials
Swann-Morton Blade No.20 is a larger version of No.10 Blade with a curved cutting edge and a flat, unsharpened back edge
Swann-Morton No.21 Blade is a slightly larger version of the No.20 Blade with the same curved cutting edge
Swann-Morton No.22 Blade is the largest blade available with a curved cutting edge and a flat, unsharpened back edge
Swann-Morton Blade No.22A is a non-sterile, carbon steel blade suitable used with Swann-Morton Size 4 Handles
Swann-Morton No.23 Blade is a leaf shaped blade made from carbon steel which is sharpened along its leading edge
Swann-Morton Blade No.25 is a large, non-sterile, carbon steel blade with a straight edge
Swann-Morton No.25A Blade features a sharply angled back edge which makes it almost equilateral in shape
Swann-Morton No.26 Blade is a larger blade used with Size 4 Handles in model making and craft work
Swann-Morton No.27 Blade is a large carbon steel blade used in model making and craft projects
Swann-Morton No.36 Blade is a large blade which is used for precision cutting of medium to heavy duty materials
Micro Fine

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.

Swann-Morton Fine SM61 Blade is a chisel shaped stainless steel blade used with the Surgical Range of Handles
Swann-Morton Fine SM62 Blade is a larger version of the chisel shaped stainless steel SM61 Blade
Swann-Morton Fine SM63 Blade has been precisely ground on four sides making it reminiscent of an arrowhead
Swann-Morton Fine SM64 Blade is a stainless steel blade used with the range of Fine Surgical Handles
Swann-Morton Fine SM65A Blade has a significantly shorter straight edge than the SM65 Blade
Swann-Morton Fine SM7 Blade is a stainless steel blade featuring a smaller curved cutting edge
Swann-Morton Fine SM68 Blade features a distinctive hook shape which is sharpened along the inside edge of the curve
Swann-Morton Fine SM69 is an arrowhead style blade which is precisely ground on all four sides
Swann-Morton Fine SF1 Handle is a stainless steel surgical handle which is used for more complex and challenging tasks
Scalpels

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.

The Swann-Morton Trimaway Scalpel is a disposable throwaway knife for the precision cutting of light to medium weight materials