pritchel


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pritchel

a metal tool used to punch nailholes in horseshoes.
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The farrier's anvil differs from the smith's by having no shoulder and a larger horn, as well as often having a second pritchel hole.
Back home, grind it smooth, drill pritchel and hardy holes and temper and anneal the body (harden to red-hot and brittle, then soften to straw yellow and a proper hammering elasticity) in two heats on a bed of coals and two quenchings in a washtub of water.
WHEN it comes to using clenchers, buffers, pritchels and nippers, no one does it better than Jim Blurton.