Product Reviews

Forge Steel Retractable Knife

Forge Steel Retractable Knife
Average Customer Rating:
3.643 out of 5
3.6
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(14 Reviews) 14
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Rating Breakdown 14 reviews
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10 of 14(71%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Review 1 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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It's a knife
26 Aug 2014
By
, Newtown
"What can you say, it works it is a good fit in your hand and does the job at a good price."
Review 2 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good quality knife
22 Apr 2014
By
, Kent
"Not a lot you can say about a knife. This feels very sturdy and easy to work with.
The mechanism for changing the blade is very smooth and the retractable feature works well.
Overall, would recommend."
Review 3 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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great knife every time
4 Jun 2013
By
, Warks
"great knife and simple to use. ergonomic - and easy to change / replace the blade.
one downside - other people keep using it!!"
Review 4 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
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Knife
31 May 2012
By
, Preston
"Another tool from Forge Steel.
Good feel, lightweight and a quick change blade.
Pretty good knife and preferred over the stanley knives that just seem to be getting bulkier.
"
Review 5 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
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Ideal budget knife
16 May 2012
By
, Northampton
"Well made, ideal budget retractable knife. Convenient blade storage and comfortable to use."
Review 6 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
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Good solid knife
8 Aug 2014
By
, Aylesbury
"Easy to reload, comfortable to use, good value item"
Review 7 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
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mr vasilev
6 Oct 2012
By
, crawley
"Its doing the job but sometimes the blade get stuck into the body....Also its hard to close the knife after changing the blade."
Review 8 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
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Nice knife
5 Oct 2012
By
, Tunbridge Wells
"Nice knife for right handed use but the catch that opens the body pops open when used left handed. Quite often find the body open when I get it out of the the tool bag. Bit of tape sorts it out."
Review 9 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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2 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
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Have had better knives
11 Dec 2012
By
, Birmingham
"I've had problems where the blade doesn't stay in the knife sometimes, making it very difficult to use. This knife is going in the bin and I'm buying a new one."
Review 10 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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Bargain craftknife
1 Dec 2012
By
, Isle of Mull
"Great price for a retractable blade knife.
Quick opening with side latch but beware of inadvertantly opening when using knife."
Review 11 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
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nice solid feel
2 Nov 2012
By
, london
"nice solid feel and has a nice rubber grip. the only let down is the catch to open it up to access the spare blades feels a little to easy to open by accident."
Review 12 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
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Poor quality knife
29 Sep 2013
By
, Cheltenham
"Keeps popping open, also the blade keeps getting stuck in the work and sliding out of the knife.
Chucked it and bought a Stanley.
"
Review 13 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
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Good idea, poorly executed
10 Jun 2013
By
, Newbury
"The way the knife should work is good; the blade retracts into the body and spare blades are carried in the handle, which hinges open. However, the opening mechanism in the handle doesn't work very well, is difficult to close and sometimes springs open when using. Also, the blade tends to get stuck in the extended position. A disappointing product."
Review 14 for Forge Steel Retractable Knife & 3 Blades
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
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Cheap but nasty
20 Aug 2013
By
, Reading
"I've had one of these knives for about 3 months. I found the build quality to be poor. The blades slip out of the knife body when drawing the blade along anything like plasterboard. The clasp doesn't do a very good job of holding the two body parts together and I have found it often springs open during use. I don't like being negative about a product but this is one to avoid IMO as it can be a bit dangerous when the blades come loose."