Since I own both versions of the Paul Sellers Stanley knife 🙂 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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