exacto knife

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by nikischutt, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. nikischutt

    nikischutt New Member


    Bit of a long shot but does anyone know where I can buy an exacto knife in South Africa, internet mail order is a bit pricey.

  2. Rick Thomson

    Rick Thomson Member

    Offhand, I'd say you should be able to get them (or their clone) at any hobby shop. I bought mine (a Stanley) at the local building materials shop myself, where I also get my blades.
  3. Rick Thomson

    Rick Thomson Member

  4. phlipmbirner

    phlipmbirner Member

    I feel your pain. I have no suggestions. The closest thing I can get here are the crude package cutting knives which come in from South Africa.
  5. hpept

    hpept Member

    niki, phlip,
    you have all my comprehension. Maybe in the northern emisphere this may sound odd, but here, in the south of the world, is not easy to go to "the local hobby shop". Simply because such things don't exist. And i don't speak about a remote village in the middle of the rain forest. I live in Maceio, capital of the state of Alagoas, Brasil, which counts beyond 1 million people and extends for 8 miles across. Here, for your amazement, there is not a hobby or model shop. The "closest" shop is in Recife, capital of the state of Pernambuco, which is 260 kms away.
    By the way, next week I'll go to Recife and surely i'll make a jump at that shop. I'll have to pay attention to not forget anything, 'cause it's not exactly around the corner to go back there :grin:
  6. nikischutt

    nikischutt New Member


    Things are definitely different down here in the southern hemisphere. I have very few local hobby stores specialising in or at least stocking card/paper equipment, the bulk of the hobby stores are plastic or R/C only. The ones that do have some sort of card/paper equipment supply don't have a clue as to what you're talking about. This is the one time I regret living in Cape Town.

    Thanks anyway

  7. SCEtoAux

    SCEtoAux Member

    Some other places to check for xacto type hobby knives and cardstock would be office supply stores where people buy pencils, pens, paper clips, etc. for use in offices. Architectural drafting supply stores sometimes carry them also. Check out sewing supply stores too. Some might have hobby knives and cutting mats or other items that would be useful in the card model hobby. Maybe some stores that sell school supplies would have something. :)

    Or you could do what I do sometimes when what I am looking for is not on display. I stand there scanning the displayed items in hopes that the particular item in need will mysteriously materialize. Maybe you will have more luck.:-D :wink: :p
  8. speedless

    speedless Member

    You migth like to see this;
    They are sold in 50 countries,including S.Africa

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  9. nikischutt

    nikischutt New Member

    Thanks for the link Jan/Speedless. They have two distrbutors in SA, so I should be sorted.


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