The "Hall" knife uses high carbon steel that is tempered through an exacting process, allowing maximum durability. The superior sharpness of the blade is skilfully achieved in order to provide effective trimming of the frog and sole of the hoof, while keeping safety and comfort of the farrier in mind. Abscess knives or searchers are used to dig out a small hole to delicately drain an infected area without damaging the hoof. The blade is polished then mounted in an ergonomic handle, milled from solid walnut, pinned together with our mark. Since each and every knife is hand made, Hall Knife and Forge stands by their product and offers a full limited guarantee against manufacturing defects.