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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 sappie or 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


  1. http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/reviews/outdoor-tools/how-to-handle-five-extreme-tools-pickaroon#slide-2
  2. http://axehistory.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=34
  3. http://www.pickaroon.com/products.htm
  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. ISBN 978-0870336072.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Of Malts and Men". Sharp Magazine. Contempo Media. July 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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