Hoof knives need to be comfortable and balanced for easy use by the farrier. The blade exits in line with the lower part of the handle to allow for precision and accuracy whilst trimming the horses sole. Hooks made with a smaller radius make it easier to trim each horse. Hoof knife blades should be made with the perfect knife-steel and hardened and tempered for high performance and durability. Hoof knives are available in right and left versions. Also, by having a small hook, farriers can accurately form smaller holes in the hooves when removing abscesses. Mustad Saddleworld stock a range of brands including the Mustad hoof knife, FR Dick, Double S, Chris Gregory and more.