The abscess knife, sometimes called a “searcher”, is a very small knife used to do delicate work on the hoof. It was created with veterinarians in mind. It can be used to get into hard to reach places such as hoof wall separations and hoof wall cracks, and works well for digging a small hole to drain an abscess. This knife is a very delicate specialty tool and should not be used to do major hoof or sole paring. It’s also available in a double edged style. Each knife is sharpened before shipping.