Used for hollowing concave forms, this hook knife is designed to take a paring cut, permitting excellent control. It has a shallow cutting blade curved to a 1 1/4" radius for finishing cuts. The steel blade comes sharpened and honed to a keen edge, and the thick, 4 1/2" long beech handle has an oval shape that fits comfortably in the palm.
Right-hand and left-hand models are available. You may need only the version that suits your dominant hand, although they are complementary, since having both gives you greater flexibility to accommodate changes in grain direction.
Made by Narex in the Czech Republic, this is a high-quality tool for a reasonable price.
We also offer a roughing hook knife, as well as handed sets of one roughing knife and one shallow knife.