Utility Knives are the kind of tool that we all under appreciate. Like most tools, you can’t fully appreciate the value of a tool until you have used one of the best. The new OLFA MXP knives have made a big splash in the tool community and with good reason. You combine OLFA’s incredible history of making high-quality Utility Knives with some new features and more advanced materials that will quickly make you a fan. Let’s take a look at this new offering in the OLFA MXP Utility Knife – First Look.
OLFA MXP Utility Knife – First Look – Features
The MXP-AL has an aluminum body with a rubber overmold for reduced slipping during use.
OLFA included a heavy-duty lock that automatically engages on retraction for improved safety. As you extend the blade it automatically locks at each blade line, allowing a perfectly sharp edge with ideal exposure for use.
A stainless steel blade channel allows the blade to stay secure within the knife body.
The black UltraSharp blades are sharper than OLFA’s silver blades by 25% and contain eight total snap off tips.
OLFA MXP Utility Knife – First Look – Value
OLFA MXP Utility Knife – First Look – My Thoughts
When talking to the brand about testing these knives, they mentioned that it was “the last knife you’ll ever need”. With only a few days of use, I can tell you this knife is awesome. I have looked at a lot of knives in the last year, and I have to admit this is so far my favorite. The overall feel of it stands out. It’s comfortable and has incredible weight distribution. The blade lock is also unique to any knife I have used. It automatically engages and is surprisingly effective.
OLFA MXP Utility Knife – First Look – Wrap Up
I am eager to share more insight into this knife with continued use. OLFA did an awesome job including really good features that set it apart from previous generations. OLFA has been making knives for a long time, without a doubt they know what they are doing. This knife seems to be another successful addition in their lineup that is sure to please a wide range of professional users.