Darice 5-Piece Painting Knife Set

$11.84 $6.39

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Versatile 5-Piece palette knife set
Assorted shapes and styles for a variety of techniques
Stainless steel blades with wood handles
Primary use is to mix colors
Also excellent for thick paint applications

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Every artist needs a good selection of palette knives. This 5-piece stainless steel set offers assorted shapes and styles at a reasonable price. Use to mix paint such as acrylics and oils for canvas painting, but also excellent for applying paints using thick paint palette knife techniques. Features natural wood handles and stainless steel blades.


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  1. 3 out of 5

    Not as pictured |
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    I needed a specific size palette knife and ordered this set since it included the one required. When the set came, it was poorly packaged and instead of the five different palette knife shapes, two were the same. Fortunately the one I need was there, but beware if you are looking for all the styles, you may be surprised by what you get in the package. The quality control is not good although the knives themselves are OK.
  2. 3 out of 5

    Don't buy if you need to use some force. OK for mixing things. |
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    All in all, 3 stars for me, but it really depends on the task. I use one of them for mixing epoxy and such, and I haven't had any issue as far as functionality is concerned. This should be an OK set for painting. If this is all I do with them, I would have given them 3.5 stars. I also use these kind of things to work glue into narrow seams for repairing wooden musical instruments, which sometimes needs some force. For this purpose, this set is not up to the task. The blades are fine, the issue is the ferrule and the handle. 2 stars for this. Here are some potential issues (see my picture): 1. Ferrules are not particularly tight and handle is made of some not-so-hard wood. This means that, if you use these with some lateral force, you'll crack the handle. That already happened on me once. This shouldn't be a problem for mixing paint, epoxy, putty etc. at all, though. 2. Compared with my pricier (probably $10 per piece) painting knives, these have rougher blade surface (they have some scratch marks). I'm OK with this. 3. Edges of some blades had fine burrs. I needed to pass the edge on a fine sand paper several times. 4. Handles of some of the knives were badly marked as if the worker screwed up when trying to fit the ferrule. Doesn't affect the functionality.
  3. 1 out of 5

    Worthless |
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    Although this product says on the packaging that it is "artist approved", I don't see how that is possible. It is an inferior set of painting knives, poorly made, and not very functional as painting knives. Edges on the blades are rough rather than being smooth. Wood handles are loose and one of the knives came apart after only a few minutes of trial use. I can't imagine which artists would approve this product, but this artist does NOT approve.
  4. 5 out of 5

    Perfect! |
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    I was worried about this set being flimsy, since I was not able to hold them in person before making my purchase, but on the contrary they are sturdy and perfect for doing the job. Love to paint with them!
  5. 1 out of 5

    No |
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    Lasted about two days before they all broke. Ok if you need it for one application. I kind of knew they were not going to be long lasting, and they were not.
  6. 3 out of 5

    Asi-Asi |
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    I've only had these for a few days, so take this with a grain of salt, but I wouldn't recommend these for a serious artist. The metal is thick and not very well crafted. I've just started painting with knives and I was lucky enough to have two good ones to start with, but I needed some variety so I thought I'd try these. I'm just not getting the quality of stroke that I was getting from my other knives.
  7. 5 out of 5

    Wow-What a Deal!!! |
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    Artist supplies tend to have a significant mark-up which is fine when purchasing a top of the line paint or canvas but who wants to spend more money on knives? I don't! Let's face it, they tend to wear out over time if for no other reason than the harsh chemical cleaners. I thought I'd give this a try just because of the price; the entire five pieces cost only a little more than one knife at my local art supply store. I was concerned over the quality - it's more than adequate although nothing to get excited about. Handles are wood and finished but little more. The metal is flexible but firm. I actually prefer a bit less flexibility but given the price, these suffice just fine. Easy to clean and work as intended. A very good option for those searching for value priced items without totally sacrificing all quality.
  8. 2 out of 5

    The package was open and the product was used |
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    This is the first time this happens with something sold by Amazon, but is unacceptable. The package was open and just one part taped again (And pretty bad by the way), also the product was used, the handles had the numbers a bit erased and in general the whole thing looks like it was bought at a garage sale... I'm hoping the product at least works, but I did not bought a used, unpackaged product. This is absolute crap for a serious company, I'd expect that from a sketchy seller but not from something labeled as "Sold By Amazon"
  9. 4 out of 5

    Good Starter Palette Kives |
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    I've recently delved into palette knife oil paintings inspired by the beautiful paintings of Leonid Afremov (but mine are all abstracts). I purchased this set as a starter. On 8x10, 9x11 and 12x16 canvases, I used number 1, 3 and 4 the most. It's good to buy more than one palette knife for painting as you start of with a thin layer with a larger knife enough to cover the whole canvas and then fine tune with a smaller knife. I picked this up in Leonid Afremov's youtube tutorials, so I'm very glad at the variety this pack offers. The gips of the knifes are pretty good, easy to hold but the straight nature of these knives does tend to result in you hand hitting the painting if you aren't careful. You have to hold the handle slightly upwards to avoid making a mess. The only other problem with the set is that the knives themselves are a little too straight, which results in a little trouble spreading the paint around, curve would have helped get the paint when it spreads to the center of the knife. It's definitely not for professions, after about six paintings, I've noticed several issue that affect my paintings, but for a starter, it's great training and this quality at this price can't be beat.
  10. 3 out of 5

    Does the job |
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    Knives were a bit stiff and milling of steel blade were a bit rough. Needed to sand rough edges off stamped blade to keep knives from cutting into canvas. Grade of steel probably low and may be the reason blades are not very springy. I am a plein air painter and am not obsessed with having the best of anything in the field. Overall these knives are usable and for the price it does give you an idea of what pallet knives feel like.