For more than 135 years, whenever a craft person needs a high-quality shoe blade or loop hoof knife, they turn to Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions and our vast inventory. Our knives are “Made in America” and are referred to by professionals as “Tools of the Trade.”
Shoe blades and shoe knives aren’t a colloquial term for a tool used for some obscure industrial purpose. Shoe blades and shoe knives are actually used in the manufacturing and repair of shoes (as well as industries that work with leather).
Hyde IBS makes shoe blades and shoe knives from high-carbon steel. This steel is ground, hardened, tempered, and polished giving the final product superior strength, amazing durability, and a spectacular finish.
Our inventory contains many styles of shoe blades and knives, including:
- Curved lip knives
- English taper point knives
- McKay stitcher knives
- Round point knives
- Sharp point knives
- Square point knives with safety guards
- Square point knives without safety guards
Hyde’s Loop Hoof Knife
For decades, farriers have used Hyde’s loop hoof knife to quiet the barking dogs of horses. In particular, they’ve used Hyde’s loop hoof knife to “trim the frog.”
The high-carbon steel used in Hyde’s loop hoof knife have been CNC-machine ground and sharpened on the inside. They’ve been manufactured to resist rust and engineered to trim as effectively as possible.
Get A Grip!
Obviously, the cutting edge of a knife is the most important part of the tool. The handle, however, can make or break the implement.
That’s why Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions takes the durable steel blades we manufacture and adds to them great looking and comfortable handles.
If a knife doesn’t feel well in the craft person’s hand they can’t use it effectively. Their work will be subpar and their productively will diminish.
Hyde’s handles are ergonomically engineered. They are comfortable to grip which means the craft person can use then longer without experiencing fatigue.
Get this: Hyde’s loop hoof knife is designed for both right-handed and left-handed farriers. Their handles are replete with a durable polypropylene core. Outside is a thermoplastic elastomer soft grip covering. This covering absorbs the shock of scraping and gouging of hoofs.
Meanwhile, our shoe knives employ smooth, contoured hardwood handles. These handles meet the high demands of the shoe and leather industries.
Contacting Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions is the first step to acquiring a top-notch shoe blade or loop hoof knife. If we don’t have the tool you need in our vast selection, chances are very good that we can manufacture it for you.