Photo Comparison of Stanley USA & UK Knives

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  • #123375
    Juan MorenoJuan-M
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    Since I own both versions of the Paul Sellers Stanley knife ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d like to post a few photos for visual comparison. I know this was something I would have liked to see when shopping for one. So here it is. I hope it helps someone.

    The “UK” knife: Stanley 10-598
    The “USA” knife: Stanley 10-049

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    I’m not a fan of the “sheep’s foot” blade shape of the 10-049 so I re-shaped it like the UK one.

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    The biggest difference is that the USA blade is substantially thicker than the UK blade.

    UK: 0.023 inch
    USA: 0.040 inch

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    The 10-049 feels just a tad sturdier and more solidly built, but not by very much.

    Personally I like the 10-598 better. The thinner blade makes all the difference to accuracy, I think. It feels easier to compensate for the bevel.

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  • #123379
    Eddy FlynnEddy Flynn
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    @edfly

    thanks for sharing Juan its great to see comparisons from across the pond

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #123381
    geoffbutler1geoffbutler1
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    @geoffbutler1

    Juan,
    Thanks for the comparison but where did you get the UK version from

    Cheers

    Geoff

    #123382
    onstageonstage
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    @onstage

    I have these and a slightly larger USA version marked Stanley 10-049. It has a shiny (Chrome or nickle?) surface, the plastic lock on the end is white, and the blade (11-041), made in USA, is larger with a thumbnail indent for opening. I got all of them from Ebay or Amazon.

    #123384
    David HowardDavid Howard
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    @dbhoward

    Both Knives are available on amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-STA010598-Folding-Pocket-Knife/dp/B0001IWDBU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420991932&sr=8-1&keywords=stanley+knife+10-598

    http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-10-049-Pocket-Knife-Rotating/dp/B00002X201/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420991967&sr=8-1&keywords=stanley+knife+10-049

    you will pay a bit more for the UK version…. but all in all they both have a bevel and with the repeated use of one or the other accuracy is in your hands. I have tried my none bevel striking knife compared to my 10-049 and there is no difference, when striking a line a habit of technique is formed. Even with a none beveled edge I can strike a bad line its all about muscle memory and experience with the tool in your hand..

    Luthier: Owner Britton Guitars San Antonio Texas

    #123386
    David Waughdwaugh
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    @dwaugh

    Is it true that the UK knife cuts only on the left side and the US knife on the right? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    John PurserJohn Purser
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    @jmpurser

    You can get the thinner (11-041) blade as a replacement for the 10-049 knife. I agree the thicker sheepsfoot blade is harder to use accurately. It surprised me how much easier I could see where the knife was going when I switched to the 11-041 blades.

    John Purser
    Hubert, NC

    #123401
    Juan MorenoJuan-M
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    @juan-m

    Hi Geoff,

    The UK knife is available in the US through the seller BigRedToolBox on eBay or amazon (as linked to below). I like that seller a lot. Reliable and fast. The cheapest way to get the US knife is to order on the Home Depot website for in-store local pickup. You save shipping that way.

    #123402
    Juan MorenoJuan-M
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    @juan-m

    Hi John,

    I don’t think the 11-041 blade is a thin blade. According to Stanley’s USA website, it is 0.040″ thick. I made my measurements above using my digital caliper.

    #123410
    John PurserJohn Purser
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    @jmpurser

    You’re right Juan. According to Stanley they’re both .040″. I thought I’d read the 041 was thinner when I first found them.

    John Purser
    Hubert, NC

    #123411
    Mark ArmstrongMark Armstrong
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    @nobby1967

    The uk knife has double bevel also the blade is replaceable .
    Number for replaceable blades 5901.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #123473
    Steve MassieSTEVE MASSIE
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    @smassiesr

    Thanks for the comparison report, as I have mentioned I guess I have gotten used to the 10 -049 knife as that is all I use now. I did modify the tip.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

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