Milwaukee 48-22-1903 Fastback Flip Open Utility Knife Review

Milwaukee is known for its wide range of hand tools. These professionals keep on launching cool designs of knifes one after another by embedding all latest features. If you are searching for a knife then, first of all, you must think about what makes a good knife? There are so many features that come into every mind when we talk about a good hand tool but essential ones are safety and ergonomics. Milwaukee succeeds on both these parameters with its top-notch Fastback Flip Open Utility Knife. After testing so many competitive tools in this range, professionals rate this knife best due to its deep figure notch and contoured handle.

Milwaukee 48-22-1903 Fastback Flip Open Utility Knife
  • Price
  • Build Quality
  • Weight

Incredible Features:

This utility knife is designed with a thin body shape where the overall width goes up to 5/16” and it weighs 5 oz only. The folded form of this knife is 5” only and it can be extended up to 7-1/4” length. It means this hand tool is compact enough and professionals rate it high in terms of balance too.

Users can open this knife instantly by pressing the quick release button; just flick your wrist and your tool is ready to cut. All your fingers can rest well at dedicated positions of this knife so that you can enjoy controlled operation. What makes it more awesome is the tiny gut hook on one side of the knife that can cut wires even when your knife is in the closed position. That’s definitely a cool feature. It also has a tiny wire stripper that is capable enough to strip 10 gauge wire. This knife is designed to work with five blades and users can change them instantly with a tiny push button. When we compare it with the older versions of Fastback knifes, Fastback Flip Open Utility Knife is rated high for is enough blade storage space.

Fastback Flip Open Utility Knife is a perfect tool for your junk drawer. Its foldable design makes it portable and the balanced operation assists users to handle it with confidence. When you need to make sharp downward cuts, you can lock this blade at 45-degree angle with ease. Fastback Flip Open Utility Knife allows easy and safe one-handed operation.


  • Users can change blades instantly with the help of push button.
  • Lightweight, portable and compact design.
  • Equipped with wire stripper and gut hook.
  • Offers easy pocket storage with its thin body.
  • Balanced operation with great ergonomics.


  • Not so easy to use for beginners.
  • Little costly.

The Verdict:

There is no doubt to say that Milwaukee has designed ultimate utility knife with all quality features and advanced ergonomics. It is suitable for electricians and can assist them to do the one-handed operation. The added wire stripper and gut hook are definitely cool extensions in features. With all such amazing details, Fastback Flip Open Utility Knife is definitely the best tool to fit into your toolbox.