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  • Barefoot trimming a spongy frog

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    03-03-2013, 11:03 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by Kayella    
Ever seen goat hoof clippers? You can find them at your local feed store or Tractor Supply. They look kind of like small garden shears. They're sharp and do a great job of cutting the spongy overgrowth on goat hooves so maybe they'd work for cutting spongy frogs?
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That is exactly what I thought of too. I use mine on some really tough goat hooves and alpaca toenails, which arer as hard as little hooves.
If you try these, I suggest you use a leather glove on the hand not holding the cutters.
Um, yeah...just ask me why..
Little cutters have a mind of their own.
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    03-03-2013, 11:49 PM
  #12
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I don't know how you could get them down in there for a good trim honestly. A loop knife is really the best way that I have found.

Ill tell ya something about sharp knives lol...I used to think mine was sharp too. I had accidentally cut through my gloves even and cut my thumb a couple times. It took awhile but I got it to where I could shave the hair off my arm ok. I know I still need work but im getting better at it with practice lol.

Then I saw a truly sharp knife a friend sharpened. I *had* a habit of lightly running my finger over the blade sideways (not longways like you cut something but sideways over the blade) and the danged thing cut me before I even felt it and had barely touched it! THAT is sharp O.O

I can't get a knife nearly that sharp. There is definitely a trick to it and a truly sharp knife cuts like butter. Im convinced that knife sharpening ability is learned at about the same rate you can safely use the sharpness you can apply lol. It will take me years to produce a truly sharp knife like my friends and about that amount of time to not cut my thumb off using it LOL
     

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