It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Mora steel. Maybe it’s the long dark winters, or the ubiquitous presence of saunas, but those Swedes sure can make some sharp metal. Still, I try to keep my dollars in local businesses, so I checked a few local feed and tack stores, finding some poorly made farrier hook knives in the $5 to $8 range. These just weren’t up to snuff, so I ordered a set of hook knives from Amazon for about $25 each. I got the MoraKniv 162 (a wide double-edge blade with a tight radius), the Morakniv 163 (a wide double-edge knife with a shallow bend) and the Morakniv 164 (a narrow little single-edge hook with a tight radius). Because of the oblong handle shape, these hook knives work well for righties and lefties, and they allow you to cut on the push or pull. And as expected with this type of steel and this brand, each tool was frighteningly sharp right out of the box – and ready to put to work!