Palette knife: the word knife leads you to think that this instrument is used for cutting but a palette knife cannot. It is metal, has a flat, thin, flexible blade with a half circular end, to a misunderstanding as it means it can cut and a palette knife cannot. It is metal, has a flat, thin, flexible blade with a half circular end, which is attached to a handle. The drawings on the right show ones with different shapes and the only part that is curved is the neck that connects the handle to the blade. They are made in different sizes and used for mixing, blending, cleaning, grinding down colors and stains and other products.