How to Sharpen a Hoof Knife

How to Sharpen a Hoof Knife

Leslie Batistich

As a farrier or hoof trimmer, do you share in the challenge of keeping a good edge on your hoof knifes?


There is nothing more dangerous then a dull hoof knife.
First, you must start with a high quality steel hoof knife blade.  High-grade steel will always hold an edge better and longer.  We suggest the carbon steel blades made by F. Dick.  As a general rule of thumb, high carbon steel is harder than stainless steel and will stay sharp for a longer period of time.


Second, take the time to learn how to properly sharpen your hoof knifes.
How to sharpen your Hoof Knives:

How to sharpen a hoof knife.


To sharpen the hoof knife please draft the blade several times on the inner side (cutting edge) along the overall length of the sharpening steel. The cutting edge should be conducted at an angle of 15-20° along your diamond coated sharpening steel.
High quality farrier tools are a sure fire investment in the success of your business.

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