Gamblin Studio Palette Knives



Gamblin Palette Knives are perfect for color mixing, and the blade has the right amount of spring and tension for expressive paint application. Each flexible steel blade has a non-reflective matte finish, so you can mix colors outside or by a sunny window without the light blinding you. The ergonomic handle is made of FSC-Certified wood and shaped to fit comfortably in your hand. Each knife is named after the Portland streets and neighborhoods where Gamblin has been based since its founding in 1980.

The Ladd

The small face means the flex is firm and easy to control. Ideal for artists that work small or rely on a knife for detailed mark-making. Blade dimensions: 1.5″ long x 0.5″ wide Overall length (including handle): 8″ Color dip: Olive Green

The Raymond

This proven shape cuts crisp, tight edges and cleanly moves paint around a palette. Ideal size for most painters. Large enough for mixing and mark-making. Short and stiff enough for total control and fine detail.  Blade dimensions: 2.375″ x 0.9375″ wide Overall length (including handle): 9″ Color dip: Portland Warm Grey

The Hoyt

The Hoyt’s angled blade offers new and different mark-making possibilities. Ideal for making bold, thick marks without dragging your knuckles through your painting. Blade dimensions: 2.75″ long x 0.875″ wide Overall length (including handle): 9.25″ Color dip: Transparent Earth Yellow

The Taylor

Our longest knife. The Taylor is for working big and creating large color mixtures. Ideal for blocking in large areas and smoothing the texture or edges of your painting. Blade dimensions: 3.5″ long x 0.875″ wide Overall length (including handle): 10.125″ Color dip: Gamblin Blue, Pantone 7698

The Robert

This knife is Robert Gamblin’s favorite. The Japanese-inspired blade boasts the longest edge of all our knives. Ideal for cutting sharp lines and dropping crisp marks. Stiffer with more bounce than our other knives. Blade dimensions: 3.125″ long x 0.625″ wide Overall length (including handle): 9.625″ Color dip: Cadmium Red Light, Pantone Warm Red

The Division Place

We didn’t re-design this blade shape and size: it has served artists for centuries and earned a place on our palettes. An excellent all-purpose choice and must-have for every studio. Surface dimensions: 2.5″ long x 0.75″ wide Overall length (including handle): 9.125″ Color dip: Naples Orange