Handmade Shoes is proud to distribute the range of Dusky Forge Loop Knives throughout Europe. Fergus Paterson (formerly of Pinehurst Forge) hand-crafts high quality loop knives at Dusky Forge in Tasmania. In addition to being a working farrier for over 30 years, Fergus also has 10 years experience in the meat industry where he worked with knives on a daily basis and appreciated the shape of a good blade and the benefit of a sharp and easy to use knife.
For many years his comprehensive range of different sized loop knives have been appreciated by farriers and veterinarians from all over the world. Each knife, and ergonomically designed handle, is hand crafted with all blades being constantly reviewed in order to produce a better working knife. Knife blades are now fully welded at the base of the blade, making them stronger and more hygienic. The combination of shape, sharpness and fit - eases a lot of strain and stress and ensures they remain a popular choice. The high quality steel and unique methods of tempering ensure that these knives keep their edge longer than most other knives on the market.