Mora Woodcarving Hook 164S
This little puppy came out of the box very sharp I wish I still had the pictures of the first few days I had it I literally had at least three good cuts on my left hand. Please pay attention to what side of the blade you were putting your thumb on if you do it!!!! All in all I would have to say this is a good hook knife for a beginner like me I've been able to carve out 5 spoons already out of cherry and mahogany.
You do have to learn safe carving techniques to use one of these hook knives, Morakniv makes one of the best of this type with a sharp durable edge & through handle tang. I tried mine out on some fairly tough live oak & swamp oak which it continued to cut well for a long time before losing some of it's edge. The Swedish Sandvik steel is impressive though some custom made high carbon steel models may cut a little longer before losing their edge. One of my favorite spoon carving tools.