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Saturday, May 31, 2008
Iron Crooks from the Blacksmiths Forge.
The iron crooks were forged by blacksmiths. You can still buy a aluminum version from livestock supply companies in the US. I once saw a nice iron one forged from an old shot gun barrel. Some leg crooks of iron were on very long poles and could be used to reach out from a distance and select a sheep from the flock.