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Two types of hookaroons

A pickaroon (or picaroon) is a wood-handled (may be other materials also), metal-topped log handling tool.[1] It is distinguished from a pike pole by having a shorter handle, no metal point, and an opposite curve to its hook (toward the handle rather than away); and from both a cant hook and peavey by having a fixed hook facing its handle rather than a pivoting one facing away.

A pickaroon with a down-turned point on its hook is known as a sappie or hookaroon;[2] one with an axe blade opposite its hook an axaroon, eliminating the need to carry two tools to manage logs.[3]

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  1. ^ "Extreme How-To Skills - 5 Extreme Tools". Popularmechanics.com. 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  2. ^ "U.P. MI Pickaroons, Hookaroons & a Pike pole". Archived from the original on 2014-12-26. Retrieved 2012-10-03.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Products". Pickaroon.com. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  4. ^ "Of Malts and Men". Sharp Magazine. Contempo Media. July 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-01.

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