Monday, December 1, 2008

Wood Hook

Reminds me of a bird. It's a wood hook and it's probably a hundred years old. As Ken, the owner, explained, it's like an ice hook, only you use it to grab a log and carry it. Does anybody still use them? I can't even find a listing of one for sale anywhere.

This one's seen a lot of use. To me, it's a piece of history and a work of art. But I'm strange that way.

Here's a view of the whole thing:

(Continuing my homage to hardware and hard work. You can click on the photo to make it larger.)


  1. Joe,
    Got Northern Hydraulics you can get a log hook for $22.95:


  2. By golly, there it is! What a rugged-looking tool. I look at that and immediately feel a pain in my lower back - without even using it... When I was younger with a chainsaw I milled lumber on my own 40 acres and built a cabin. I could've used that log hook back then.

    Also it looks like a prop for a slasher movie...