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  • #7227
    dsloan
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    I may have found a good source for the Stanley knife Paul uses.  I stumbled across it here:

    http://www.mrocenter.com/10-049

    price was $5.58 and the shipping was free.  I also ordered some extra blades at $1.88/blade.  These were by far the best prices I have found.  I have never heard or ordered from this place before so I don’t know how it will turn out or if I will ever get my order.  I did get an order confirmation within minutes of placing my order.

    #7228
    Steve Follis
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    Thanks Derrell

    I bought a couple from Amazon about a year ago, I believe you got a better deal.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #7229
    Anonymous
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    It’s not the same knife that Paul uses guys. Paul uses the 10-598 model. I got mine through Amazon. I don’t suppose it makes any difference witch one you use 🙂

    #7231
    Scott
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    If you are in the US, the only place I have been able to find the 10-598 is through one UK ebay dealer. Price is US $16.76 + $6 in shipping. Not a terrible penalty, but I already have 4 old knives that work just fine.

    BTW: I’ve bought several things from UK Ebay dealers. I am always amazed on how inexpensive the Royal Mail charges are to California.

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #7232
    Steve Follis
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    The blades sold in the US have a locking mechinism and safety release.  That is really the only difference between the two models.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #7234
    Florian
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    Often the “find a dealer”-link on he manufacturers’ websites brings good results. I didn’t know that my local hardware store around the block is an official stanley dealer until I read it on the stanley website 😉 they can order everything from the catalogue and you pick it up in the store without shipping costs etc. I paid around 7 Euros for the 10-598.

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #7236
    Ken Dart
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    Amazon in the UK have the 010598 knife on offer at the moment at £7.06. 3 spare blades at £2.95.

    #7249
    Dave
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    I’ve been using a small pocket knife for doing my joinery and it seems to be doing an adequate job.  I’ve seen other sites that show people using carving knives for knifewall too.

    -Canada

    #7251
    jgust747
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    Thank you, great find

    Dallas, Texas

    #7252
    dsloan
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    I know this isn’t the exact knife, but its as close as I can find in the USA without having to order through a UK source at ~ 4x the cost.  I think the UK version is a better looking knife and it seems silly that it isn’t sold in the USA.  But cosmetics aside functionality should be the same and that’s the most important thing to me.  I’ll let folks here know how my experience with this company turns out.

    #7280
    Scott
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    The blades sold in the US have a locking mechinism and safety release. That is really the only difference between the two models.

    Hmm. I thought Paul mentioned somewhere that the blade (cutting edge) was slightly different. I think the British one was more slender or longer. Something like that…

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #7281
    Scott
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    Paul’s knife is a great value for sure, but I think if you cannot find it for a good price, there are many other options. I’ve picked up knives at local tool swaps and estate sales for around $3-5. I like my Hyde knife for deeper cuts, and the others work well for everything else.

     

    -Scott Los Angeles

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    #7327
    bloqbeta
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    After reading this post and Pauls posts on his knife, I went searching for the knife.  Buying from the internet from the US and the UK usually doubles for the freight and import duties to Guatemala.  I decided to go to a big box hardware store and could only find cardboard cutters…

    I then decided to go downtown to Ferreteria El Globo,  which is in a historical building.  They are the distributors for Stanley.  On their display they had all Stanley knives and razor for Latin America all made of plastic and with disposaple blades.  really bad quality.

     

    Fortunately, I went with both model numbers and asked the lady on the counter if they had the Knives,  and after a query, alas, she found one!  an american model 10-049! Apparently, they had taken it out of the display and was left to rot on the warehouse for several years…

    Finding it will surely save me time and money.  At first glance, it is quite a slender knife,  it looks much more small than the videos and it feels comfortable in my hand.  I will put it to work soon . It comes razor sharp and I will work the blade per paul’s recommendations. On the other hand, I couldn’t find replacement blades but I will have fus sharpening this blade for a while.

    From El Salvador, currently living in Guatemala

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    #7329
    Greg Merritt
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    I live in the US and this is the knife that I have been using and it has been working very well.  In fact I bought a second one and carry it every day.  The blades can be found at any home center.  I recommend the heavy duty version of the blades.  http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-31-000345-E-A-B-Pocket-Knife/dp/B002RILCLY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1359772289&sr=8-3&keywords=eab

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #7656
    dsloan
    Participant

    Update – I received my knife today and I really like it.  So a thumbs up for MRO.  I’ll also mention that I called their customer service once to check on my order.  I got right through to a very nice lady that answered all my questions so kudos for that as well.

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