Loved the hoof knife, cuts smooth like silk. Held the sharp edge for long time. But was hard to sharpen. Only hoof knife I'll ever use now. I've got quiet a few knifes in my box I never use now. They were good for only a few months before I discarded them. Been using this one for a year now; and I'm finally buying a new one. Altho I could keep sharping and using the one I have.