Another Rave Review for The Perfect Edge

"This is a really great book"


If this looks like shameless self promotion, well, it is. Please forgive me for basking in the glow of Norman Reid’s new review of my book, The Perfect Edge, The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers. Mr. Reid offers a chapter-by-chapter review that’s so nice it makes me want to re-read my own work.

I know you’re busy with the holiday season so I won’t go on and on. We have signed copies available if you need a last-minute gift for that special tool-user in your life. Makes a great stocking-stuffer or Secret Santa surprise, too!

And we’re still offering our Blade Bucks Discount: when you order The Perfect Edge through our website we’ll include a coupon good for $10 off your next order with Hock Tools. How cool is that?!

Happy Holidays!  — From Larry, Mark, Linda and Ron.

Last Minute Invite for those in San Francisco



Our friends, Sarah and Tobyn have been meeting with some real success with knives they’ve crafted from Hock Tools’ kitchen knife blades, and their other wood works. We received this invitation and website announcement from them:

dear friends,

we want to let you know this saturday, december 13th we will be at heath ceramics in the mission peddling our wooden wares.
if you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by and see us 🙂 if not… we’ll miss seeing your face and hope to meet up soon.

either way, check out or website, at this point our website’s shop is selling the kitchen knives we’re doing with hock tools (which are lovely!), but we also have endgrain chopping blocks, breadboards, rosemary infused beeswax paste, and these smart looking geometric boxes that look super sweet with a staghorn fern poking out. we will have all of this with us at remodelista‘s marketplace hosted by heath ceramics this saturday AND we’re currently being sold at bernal cutlery on guerrero/17th and the perish trust on divisidero.


sarah ad Tobyn

So make some time, enjoy the break in the weather and meet them at Heath Ceramics in the Mission District to see their latest work. Say hi for Linda and me!