JH Forge

JH Forge Farrier Knife - Deep Belly: for Handling Horse Hooves

0.25 LBS
8.00 (in)
2.00 (in)
1.00 (in)
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JH Forge Custom Hoof Knives

  • Designed to clean out the foot with the hoof pick on the back-side of the blade, as well as exfoliate the sole with ease. 
  • Constructed of hardened steel to hold a better edge.
  • Hardwood ergonomic handle (see handle options below).


Knife Styles (6 Blade Styles Available)

Deep Belly - (Current Selection) - The Deep Belly knife has a generous curve to the blade. With most conventional hoof knives, the farrier is typically only able to use the last 1" of the blade, and in doing so they have to lay their wrist down in a less than optimal position. The Deep Belly knife is designed so that the wrist can be held in a more upright, ergonomic position. This also allow the elbow to be more alongside the body, rather than tucked inward.

Straight Blade - The Straight Blade knife is designed like a conventional dropped blade hoof knife, but has the added feature of the hoof pick on the back side.The Shorty knife has an offset blade similar to the Deep Belly, but a shorter blade.

Shorty - The Shorty knife has an offset blade similar to the Deep Belly, but a shorter blade.

Spud - The Spud knife has an exaggerated offset blade that allows you to keep your wrist very upright and still be able to use a majority of the blade on the foot.

Classic & Narrow Loop - Similar to the blade shape of the Deep Belly, the Loop can be used as both a left and right handed knife. It also works great for cleaning around the frog commissures and central sulcus.

Abscess - The abscess knife has a fine, narrow blade that is sharpened on both sides for the last 1" of the blade. The special shape makes abscess seeking safer and easier.

Video on Different Blade Types


Selecting Your Handle

All my handles are hardwood with a comfortable ergonomic shape and a beautiful clear finish. With the JH Forge knife there are several handle choices. Please select left or right-handed and then consider the following choices: A long handle which measures 6.25" or a short handle which is 5.5". The Slim Grip also comes in long or short and is designed for those seeking a more full wrap around grip and less mass in your hand.

Video on Different Blade Types