Contributed by Davistown Museum
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.
About This Item
- Title: Butteris, ca. 1820
- Creation Date: circa 1820
- Subject Date: circa 1820
- Media: Steel, forged iron and wood
- Local Code: TCF3000
- Collection: Historic Maritime III (1800-1840): Boomtown Years & the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
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