Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
I didn't even check the brands! I didn't buy the cheapest, about midrange. My nippers are about 25 years old and are Nordic Forge. It says right on them, warranty void if used on hardened nails and wire but I have removed clinches with them. My farrier takes them every few years to sharpen them, they are razor sharp, no nicks in the cutting surface so I guess the nails I cut weren't "hardened"? He gives me his used rasps and said they would be fine for me, but he needed them sharper for the amount of horses he does, the one I still have says Save Edge, I kept it for filing cliches off when I pull shoes but I treated myself to a brand rasp this winter, what a difference! I won't being using his cast offs for hooves any longer. The brand is Mercury and cost @ $40, my hoof knife is an old piece of crap that never sharpens up too well, no brand name on it but says made in USA, it's really old though, I remember buying it used from a farrier when I was a teenager back in the Stone Age, lol! I will be buying a new one when the horses shoes are pulled next winter. I don't use an apron.
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