Hock Tools Violin Knife

Hock Tools Violin Knife

Hock Tools Violin Knife Fine

Fine

Item # 0611
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$31.00

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Hock Tools Violin Knife Medium

Medium

Item # 0612
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$32.00

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Hock Tools Violin Knife Wide

Wide

Item # 0613
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$33.00

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Hock Tools Violin Knife Blades, Set of 3 Set of 3

Set of 3

Item # 0616
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$96.00

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Hock Tools Violin Knife

About This Item

Razor sharp blades for building and repair
Perfect for guitar work! High carbon steel with a wicked-sharp edge, these blades are needed in any instrument shop.

Strong and rigid
Violin knives don't flex like a hobby knife. Strong enough for heavy work, they'll cut a bridge plate or put a bevel on a repair cleat. Use the wide blade like a spokeshave for carving a guitar neck. Use any of the three sizes to whittle a guitar brace. When used with a straightedge, they slice perfectly thin wooden shims.

These genuine Hock Tools blades are hardened and tempered to hold their edge, and are easily resharpened. Their edges are beveled on both sides, for right- or left-hand use. Use them as-is, or make yourself a wooden handle the way traditional violin makers do.

#0611 Fine
1/4" wide, 1/16" thick (6.35mm x 1.59mm)
10° tip, 35° bevel

#0612 Medium
1/2" wide, 1/16" thick (12.70mm x 1.59mm)
25° tip, 20° bevel

#0613 Wide
3/4" wide, 3/32" thick (19.05mm x 2.38mm)
25° tip, 25° bevel

Overall length: 7" (177.80mm)

High carbon steel.



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4.0

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I am glad I bought these blades but, I would buy more if they came skewed. That is, flat on one side and beveled on the other like a pointed chisel.

5.0

Be careful VERY sharp!!

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Verified Buyer


The blade was VERY sharp, it was actually improved since the last time I bought it (I lost it so I had to buy another one). The two holes make it easier for you to add a handle. I don't know what process they use to sharpen it, maybe a surface grinder with a VERY fine wheel, but this thing is sharp enough to shave with out of the box.

My only gripe with this product is they have to package it with the pointy end UP. Way to demonstrate how sharp the product is by almost cutting your fingers off with it...

5.0

Hock Violin Knives

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Verified Buyer


The quality of these knives is impressive!!!

5.0

Same Hock quality

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Verified Buyer


I've been using Hock plane and knife blades for years and the one I just bought here is of the same quality. It comes with the serrated factory grind which I suppose feels sharp, at first, but it really needs to be taken through stages of polishing. As a reference, I used Japanese ceramic stones from 2000 to 10,000 grit to polish the factory bevel. Also, the tip as-is is uselessly delicate, so I snub the end. You can simply grind off a small bit of the end from the back edge using a stone or flat sandpaper, or shape the cutting end to resemble a tiny Samurai sword tip. Once the tip is shaped you can use a leather strop from then on to keep it working-sharp; repetitive stone sharpening will only spoil the bevel and never give you an ever-sharp, annealed edge. Use that strop! Sorry to be so long-winded, but these faithful knives will last a lifetime and so deserve a little love.


5.0

Violin knife

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Verified Buyer


Got all three sizes. Making any upright bass and use these knives every day. Came sharp as a razor right out of the package.

5.0

Amazing Blade

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I ordered the Fine blade. Incredibly useful and excellent steel.

 


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