EVO Zip Knife
The Zip Knife – The fastest knife to use
and easiest to sharpen
-- shorter, straighter blade for more precise frog trimming
-- comfortable combo grip handles: closed hand or thumb bracing
-- thin blade taper for quick sharpening and smooth shaving
-- smaller hook for clearing frog grooves and sulcus
-- bolt-mounted blade for long term stability
-- full blade taper from spine to blade = thinnest, sharpest edges
-- cutting edge of blade extends back to handle for maximum leverage
-- tough stainless steel – no rust
-- durable, contoured hardwood handles-- specialized for bar and frog trimming, not for “scooping” heavy sole
>> Sharpening the Zip: Frequent honing keeps this blade razor sharp. Use a fine grit, tapered, conical diamond knife sharpener. Keeping the blade edge smooth with a few strokes after every use of the knife will make the knife last longer—and make your trimming easier! See our sharpening tools below.
>> CAUTION: The Zip Knife is RAZOR sharp—be careful! Protect your blade: do not use the Zip on dirt,
grit, rocks, or hardened horn: these are not hoof picks. Their fine tapered
blades are delicate.
>> Specialized for Frog, Bars, and White Line
The Zip is specially designed for precise, controlled trimming of the frog and thin shaving on bars and white line. It is more like a scalpel than a carving blade. The extra-thin blade is not meant for scooping hard, heavy sole and bar horn. Use the EVO Bar and Sole Rasps to clean away all dirt and rocks, then remove excess sole and bar horn before applying the Zip Knife.
>> The Trade Off: With the Zip’s thin blade taper you get more precise, controlled cutting and easier sharpening. This makes the blade more delicate than other hoof knives. However, the Zip blade remains easier to sharpen over time than thicker blades.