Some of you may think this is about to be a blog post about a new man in my life. Some of you who know me a little bit better may think it’s going to be about a dog I’ve found at some rescue and want to bring home with me. Still others who know me really well may think that Liquitex has just come out with a new product and that I’m sitting here drooling over it. You’re all wrong.
The thing I’m actually in love with is this nifty little craft knife from Fiskars. When I was young and learning to sew and craft from my mom, she always told me to buy Fiskars products. “They’re the best,” she would say and point out the significant differences in quality between them and other brands. So those bright orange handles are familiar to me, like an old friend I grew up with.
Since then, I was in a car accident where I permanently injured my dominant hand. I’ve tried many many new products and the changes in ergonomic design have made some positive differences for me. Still, cutting with a craft knife has been something rather tricky for me. First, I needed one that I could hold comfortably without my hand cramping or fatiguing very quickly. Then, I also needed one that would give added control to compensate for the lack of strength and fine motor control in my hand.
Enter the Fiskars Fingertip Control Craft Knife. This tool is designed so that it and your fingers sort of become one unit. It slips over your index finger so that the knife and your finger work together to point the knife exactly where you want to cut, adding precision to your movements. You wrap your thumb and middle finger around, holding it in a pencil grip, adding stability to your movements.
Check out these and other great crafting knives at Fiskars’ website: http://www2.fiskars.com/Products/Crafting/Craft-Knives Personally, I’m eyeing their Fingertip Swivel Detail Knife and Fingertip Mini Rotary Cutter next!