Used for hollowing concave forms, these hook knives are designed to take a paring cut, permitting excellent control. The steel blades come sharpened and honed to a keen edge, and the thick, 4 1/2" long beech handles have an oval shape that fits comfortably in the palm. We offer them with two blade curvatures, each in right-hand and left-hand models. 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.
The roughing blades have a more pronounced curve (approximately 1/2" radius) for rapid material removal; the shallow-cutting blades are curved to a 1 1/4" radius for finishing cuts. Available individually or in handed sets of one roughing knife and one shallow knife.
Made by Narex in the Czech Republic, these are high-quality tools for reasonable prices.