– The pritchel is driven from the bottom of the shoe, similar to a nail.
– Back pritcheling is the process of driving the pritchel from the hoof side, resulting in burrs and weakening the nails.

Pritchel Hole
– A pritchel hole is a round hole in an anvil.
– Its primary purpose is to provide clearance for punching tools.
– It can also hold tools with round shanks.
– A square hole in an anvil is called a Hardy hole.
– Tinsmiths equipment may have tapered square holes.

– Sims, Lorelei (2006). ‘The backyard blacksmith: Traditional Techniques for the modern smith’. Massachusetts: Quarry Books, p.88, ISBN1-59253-251-9.
– Wiseman, Robert F (1995). ‘The complete horse shoeing guide’. USA: The University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing division of the University, p.49, ISBN0-8061-2719-8.
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