Two types of hookaroons

A pickaroon (or picaroon) is a wood-handled (may be other materials also), metal-topped log handling tool that originates from the Alpine Region where it is called "Sappie, Zapin, Sapine".[1][2] 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;[3] one with an axe blade opposite its hook an axaroon, eliminating the need to carry two tools to manage logs.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Extreme How-To Skills - 5 Extreme Tools". Popularmechanics.com. 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2018-07-26. (dead link 11 July 2023)
  2. ^ Bryant, Ralph Clement (1913). Logging: The Principles and General Methods of Operation in the United States (First ed.). New York: Wiley and Sons. p. 498.
  3. ^ "U.P. MI Pickaroons, Hookaroons & a Pike pole". Archived from the original on 2014-12-26. Retrieved 2012-10-03.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Products". Pickaroon.com. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  5. ^ "Of Malts and Men". Sharp Magazine. Contempo Media. July 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-01.