Pritchel

identifier

ID 1068

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 84.0611 H=37,5cm L=3cm WD=1,3cm WT=1035gr

alias

fore punch (syn.) (SELLENS: 370)
description

After cutting a groove (see splitting chisel) and forming the nail holes in the horseshoe (see this stamp hammer), the farrier uses a horseshoe pritchel to punch through or enlarge the holes.

The horseshoe pritchel is a long (approx. 25-40 cm) iron chisel that ends in a small rectangular (approx. 3 mm by 1.5 mm) point.

See also the clinch cutter. [MOT]