The new Super Kadet II marking knife is here!!! Czeck Edge has taken
the outstanding performance of the Kadet II Marking Knife and raised it to
a totally new and contemporary level with the addition of a solid tungsten
carbide blade! This carbide blade will make cleaner cuts and do so almost
indefinitely without the need to be re-sharpened in normal use.
Carbide has been used to create high performance cutting edges for
decades. Most powered tools for metal and wood cutting and machining
use carbide cutters. Carbide cutters allow cutting speed and feed rates
to be increased significantly over carbon steel creating efficiencies which
increase production and lower costs.
Until now, about the only way for the woodworking craftsman to enjoy the
benefits of a carbide cutting edge was to use a tool with a power cord. No
more! Czeck Edge has now introduced to the woodworking community a
hand tool with a carbide blade; the Super Kadet II marking knife!
The Super Kadet II builds upon the strengths of the Kerf Kadet II, the very
worthy successor to the original Kerf Kadet marking knife. The addition
of a carbide blade makes an already accurate and comfortable marking
knife an amazing performer. Besides the fantastic edge holding qualities
of carbide, this material also imparts rigidity to the blade that flexes only
slightly in use. This stiffness is virtually impossible to duplicate in .029”
carbon steel without additional secondary support that can interfere with
The Super Kadet II excels at marking out the detail that fine joinery
demands. The dual edge bevels permit right and left hand use and the
back of the blade is flat permitting the point to register snugly against a
straightedge from either side. The contour of the exotic wood handle
makes a flowing, uninterrupted transition to the ferrule. The machined
bronze ferrule has three grooves which permit a comfortable perch for the
index finger and second finger. The forward groove is very pronounced,
being almost 3/16” wide and rounded on the bottom.
The Super Kadet II has a 1/2" X 5 1/2" exotic wood handle, 1 7/16” sword
point blade, 7/16" diameter X 11/16" satin finished bronze ferrule. Overall
length is 7 5/8". This knife is designed for moderate to heavy duty layout
Photo: Christopher Jones