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Old 02-14-2019, 08:43 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, 09:10 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, 02:06 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, 07:15 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, 09:58 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, 03:53 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, 09:52 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, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Silversmith45 View post
That was my first thought.
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So, two things today..i did the mag test, its brass. reconfirmed through a second opinion from a local jeweler friend. He also does not think its a clock part. He is going to take it to archaeologist who specializes in period.

I'm stumped, he wont be hopefully.

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Old 02-24-2019, 10:29 PM
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The Arch and the jeweler agree with many of you..Hoof pick.

Thank you to everyone who put up opinion and suggestions.

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Old 02-24-2019, 10:49 PM
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About half the size as that pen.. Seems small for a hoof pick??

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Old 02-24-2019, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by roavadetector View post
The Arch and the jeweler agree with many of you..Hoof pick.

Thank you to everyone who put up opinion and suggestions.

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You're free to believe that if you like, but it's not.
I'll even go so far as to challenge you to find a picture of one that is remotely similar, because you won't find one.

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Old 02-24-2019, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Longhair View post
You're free to believe that if you like, but it's not.
I'll even go so far as to challenge you to find a picture of one that is remotely similar, because you won't find one.
Your right..I searched for days. I suppose with a handle, it could be.

This will go in the case maybe to be positively identified in the future

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Old 02-25-2019, 01:09 PM
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Longhair does this for a living and should know first hand whether or not it is a hoof pick.
Although I don't know what is was intended for, I'm sure it isn't a hoof pick.
None of these are brass....
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