The #2 loop knife is our medium size loop knife. The 1" blade is large enough to cut through sole and frog, yet small enough to get into tighter spots. This loop knife is double-edged, therefore they can be used right or left handed as well as in any direction. Ringel loop knives are available in many different sizes and shapes. The larger sizes work well trimming the sole and frog, while the smaller sizes and shapes are specialty tools designed for delicate and surgical work. The unique handle design features a cut thumb cut out which allows more leverage during use. All Ringel Knives are sharpened prior to shipping.