The Mora Hook Knifes have been manufactured in Mora, Sweden since 1891. The blades are made from Swedish high carbon steele and sharpened to a Rc 59 with a tangs that extend the full length of the handles for the greatest durability. These hook knives are fantastic for bowl and spoon makers. The Double Bevel Mora Hook Knife can be used by both right and left-handed carvers for both a push and a pull stroke. The Right Hand Mora Knife can be drawn towards the user with the right hand or left-handed users can use the same knife with more of a push stroke. The overall length of these tool are about 6 1/4" with an oiled birchwood handle.