The #1 Loop Knife is designed to do the same trimming work on the hoof as the flat bladed hoof knives. This knife is double-edged and can, therefore, be used left or right handed and in any direction. Ringel loop knives are available in many different sizes and shapes. The larger sizes work well paring the sole and frog, while the smaller sizes and shapes are specialty blades designed for delicate and surgical work. The unique handle design offers a thumb cut out which allows more leverage during use. All Ringel knives are sharpened prior to shipping.