DAVIS TOOL &HOOKERS BLOG

 

The Davis Tool is one of the best measuring tools for points and straight edge for ringers. The calipers measure for closeness, and there is a 6 inch file for cleaning the roughness from burrs. These sell for $15.00, DT 224, on our Lucky Shoe Pro Shop website.

 

The Horseshoe Hooker is also a multipurpose tool. The curve on the end is used to pick up a horseshoe and the straight edge measures for ringers. This aluminum tool is very light and has finger notches for a good grip. This is HH 226 on our website and sells for $13.00.

2015 NHPA World Tournament

Topeka Kansas This year’s World Tournament will be one of the largest, with 1440 entries. It is centrally located in Topeka Kansas, which accounts for the large turnout; and there will be all ages of men, women, junior boys and girls participating. Men’s world champion, Alan Francis, ringer percentage of 87, and woman’s world champion… Continue Reading

History of Pitching Horseshoes

According to some historians the origin of pitching horseshoes can be traced back to the Ancient Grecian Olympic Games in which discus throwing was a major event. http://ancientolympics.arts.kuleuven.be/eng/TC004EN.html http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Olympia-sports-discus-javelin.html .   Ancient Grecian soldiers who followed the events of the Olympian Games, not able to afford the discus, adapted throwing discarded horseshoes at a steak… Continue Reading