Painting & Palette Knife 4-1/2" Offset # 866
Professional Palette and Painting Knives
Richeson Italian Painting & Palette Knife 4-1/2" Offset # 866 One Piece Tempered Steel. For painting in the impasto technique or mixing and scraping paint. These knives have been hand forged by the same family in Italy for over 100 years thus Each knife is mounted to a hand polished rosewood handle. The size and shape of the blade result in great differences in spring and control.
Painting Knives are blunt with a slightly flexible steel blade resulting in no sharpened cutting edge. Use in place of a brush for applying paint colors, paste and pigments. Multitude of styles, shapes, and sizes are available..
Palette Knives are blunt with a very flexible steel blade so no sharpened cutting edge. They are primarily used for mixing paint colors, mediums, additives, paste, pigments. Palette knives are symmetric, like a kitchen spatula, but often with a slight off-set between the handle and the blade.