Clinch Cutter

A clinch cutter consists of two parts, the blade and the point. The blade, preferably an inch wide, is used to cut or to raise clinches. It is placed under the clinch and struck with the driving hammer. The point is used to punch nails and broken stubs out of the hoof. It can be used to raise the head of a nail from the creases of a shoe sufficiently to enable the pull offs to grasp the nail head …

Crossbuck Pack Saddle

Crossbuck is a type of pack saddle that is usually rigged for a double cinch and is best suited for carrying hanging panniers. The crossbuck is the saddle that most people think of as a packsaddle and the type you see in pictures of prospectors and mountain men. The bars (the sculpted horizontal pieces that lie against the animal’s back) are joined by a pair of hardwood crosspieces front and back that form an X. This looks like a sawbuck …