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Butteris, ca. 1820

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Butteris, ca. 1820
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This tool (also spelled Butteress or Buttress) is used by a farrier for paring a horse's hoof. The long handle rests against the shoulder and pressure is applied by moving the shoulder forward. Sometimes this tool is used to accomplish the same functions of a hoof knife.

Size: 16 1/2" long, 1 15/16" wide blade.

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