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New Lifting Knives

These are the newly designed set of lifting knives, available for sale in the tool catalog section on the left.  Both of the knives are made from 01 steel, hardened to about Rc 59.  This hardness results in a durable edge for the prying and cutting.  The knives are polished, with no handle, so they can be used under water for backing removal.  They are based on a Roger Powell design, are perfect lifting covering material, splitting boards, and mechanical backing removal. They can used by right and left handers.  These knives will pay for themselves the first time you successfully lift something without having to do additional repairs. Both are 6″ long, and 1/16″ thick, half the thickness of the previous model.  The large knife is 1″wide, and perfect for lifting covering materials, splitting boards and mechanical backing removal.  If you are a paper conservator, and normally remove backing material with a scalpel, you will find this knife much more efficient, and safer for the user and the artifact.   The small 1/2″ knife is perfect for smaller books, turnins, lifting spines between raised bands, etc….  The rounded, beveled corners allow you to twist the knife when cutting through slips, for example. These knives are the perfect union of quality, simplicity and functionality.   The set includes two knives and a folding leather case, held together with magnets and protects the blades when not in use.    $225.00