In Focus: KNIPEX CutiX Universal Snap Knife

Oct. 6, 2022
The KNIPEX CutiX Universal Snap Knife, No. 90 10 165 BKA, features an extendable stabilization bar that keeps the blade from bending for quicker cutting.

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The KNIPEX CutiX Universal Snap Knife can be used in just about any cutting application where a utility knife can be used, including box cutting, plastic band cutting, and more.


One of the KNIPEX engineers in Germany noticed when using competitor snap knifes the thin blade easily bent when extended. He thought there had to be a better design to keep the blade from bending and provide more stability. That’s when he came up with the idea to add a stabilization bar and the idea grew from there.

Features and benefits

  • Two separate sliders - one for blade and one for stabilization bar. 
  • Uses standard 18mm snap-off blades. 
  • Blades can be easily replaced without tools with just a push of the button. 
  • Lightweight magnesium housing with non-slip gripping surfaces. 
  • Two spare blades stored in the handle. 
  • Tether attachment point can be used with the KNIPEX Tethered Tools System. 

Selling points

  • Stabilization bar keeps the extended blade rigid, so it does not bend making cutting easier.
  • Easy blade change without using tools.
  • Sturdy design.

Manufacturing specs

The CutiX Universal Snap Knife measures 6-1/2” in length and weighs 0.243 lbs. It’s made from magnesium with a serrated gripping surface.

Storage and display

The CutiX comes in a retail friendly clam shell package.


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Suggested retail price


For more information

Contact Peter Grable, senior product manager at KNIPEX Tools

[email protected]

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