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Two types of hookaroons

A pickaroon (or picaroon) is a wood-handled, 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 hookaroon;[2] one with an axe blade opposite its hook an axaroon, obviating the need to carry two tools to manage logs.[3]

Though it may be spelled the same, the tool is not to be confused with the 17th-century term for pirate, picaroon.[4]

See also


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  4. ^ Shomette, Donald G. (2008). Pirates on the Chesapeake: Being a True History of Pirates, Picaroons, and Raiders on Chesapeake Bay, 1610–1807. Schiffer Publishing.  
  5. ^ "Of Malts and Men". Sharp Magazine (Contempo Media). July 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 

External links

  • Pickaroon images
  • Extensive glossary of tools at YesteryearsTools online magazine

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