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If you don’t like (or cannot) sharpening a marking knife, the new Czeck Edge “Super Kadet II” knife is likely the right choice for your tool chest.

Based on the well-balanced and well-made “Kerf Kadet” knife, this version is like its older brothers with the addition of a tungsten carbide blade. Why a carbide blade? Here’s what the Czeck Edge web site says:

“This carbide blade will make cleaner cuts and do so almost indefinitely without the need to be re-sharpened in normal use.”

Those are big words. So for the last couple months, we’ve been test-driving a Super Kadet II knife in my shop that was loaned to me by Editor Megan Fitzpatrick to see if the knife lived up to its description.

Here are some of the questions I wanted to answer:


 

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