Rob Cosman's Dovetail Marking Knife with Saw Tooth Blade
For over thirty years one of my most trusted dovetail tools has been my marking knife. Working with renowned blade manufacturer IBC, we have created the best knife for transferring tails to your pin board. I think you will find this knife to be your missing link for laying out and cutting dovetail pins.
The knife body is made of metal and is surprisingly hefty
Two piece body with space to store a spare blade.
The rectangular handle will register in your hand to help you “feel” the blade's position.
Comes with two blades: Straight blade & saw tooth blade.
Replacement blades available.
Specifically designed for transferring tails to the pin-board using the traditional marking technique.
Wide at the tip for better registration against the tail.
Radius tip “track’s” in the end grain, helping to prevent the knife from straying off course as you mark your lines.
Micro-bevel on both sides prevents cutting into the tail and creates a mark that is easy to see.
Saw Tooth Blade:
Designed specifically for use with my dovetail transfer technique.
Made of the same blade material as my dovetail saw.
- Saw tooth blade is 22 TPI, so it goes easily into the kerf.
Allows you to "saw" a starting kerf in the pin-board.
I have only used it one time since I purchased the knife, but it improved my dovetails tremendously. I can't wait to try more and different dovetails with the knife. It has a great feel to it and is comfortable to use.
I followed Rob Cosman’s new way to cut dovetails in which the waste is retained between tails when marking pins using this marking knife with the sawtooth blade that fits in the kerf created by his excellent dovetail saw. His process and knife delivered just as he expected: close fitting dovetails without the need for chisel corrections! I need more practice and flat stock (I used pine boards of soffit material that wasn’t exactly flat). A great system of technique and tools.
I was having trouble getting consistently tight fitting dovetails just marking with a pencil. Sometimes I'd get small gaps. Using this for marking and marking before I remove the waste has eliminated that problem for me. Using the kerf this makes to start my saw cuts. I'm getting great fits now.
It's not the marking knife that makes the difference. Its the entire concept. Robs tools are the best available anywhere but the methodology is what makes the dovetails work. Rob must have a chronic bruise on his forehead. I've tried to make dovetails for many years only to give up in frustration. My wife says I'm much easier to live with now.
This saw has such a fine kerf, it’s amazing. Even in my novice hands it preforms spectacularly.