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Old 02-14-2019, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Texaspast View post
A hoof pick maybe?
Hoof pick seems like a good possibility. Maybe the long end was mounted in a wooden handle?
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Foragist View post
Hoof pick seems like a good possibility. Maybe the long end was mounted in a wooden handle?
It's about the right size to be a hoof pick..but why make it so that it would need a wooden handle.. that's just more work.. the long end could more easily have been hammered into a handle..and why also make a distinct 90 degree angle when a bend would be easier to forge..I'm not certain what it is..
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Foragist View post
Hoof pick seems like a good possibility. Maybe the long end was mounted in a wooden handle?
Not likely. I make picks out of old shoes, and even made of steel they eventually wear out. Being brass or bronze it would be more expensive and wear out too fast.

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Old 02-16-2019, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Longhair View post
Not likely. I make picks out of old shoes, and even made of steel they eventually wear out. Being brass or bronze it would be more expensive and wear out too fast.
And that is from an expert!

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Old 02-16-2019, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Bayoutalker View post
And that is from an expert!

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I don't know about "expert", but I'll bet I use a hoof pick more than anyone else on the forum, and even the design of that thing isn't conducive to being a proper pick.

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Old 02-16-2019, 04:53 PM
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I don't know about "expert", but I'll bet I use a hoof pick more than anyone else on the forum, and even the design of that thing isn't conducive to being a proper pick.
In my opinion if you are a farrier then that indeed makes you an expert on hoof picks..you could probably use it for the purpose ..but I suppose that's like using a rock for a finishing hammer..might just be what looks sensible..just a dang hook for hanging whatever you need...but what do I know.. I'm an expert at nothing...
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Longhair View post
Not likely. I make picks out of old shoes, and even made of steel they eventually wear out. Being brass or bronze it would be more expensive and wear out too fast.
OK...probably not that then. Maybe it's the number 7 from the door of room 27 at Ye Olde Happy Place...
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:04 PM
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That was my first thought.
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