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Vintage Hand Tool?

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One end is pointed (maybe an awl) and the other has a screwdriver like blade (maybe a pry bar). It is cast or formed metal, 5 inches long and the blade end is 3/8" wide. My best guess so far is maybe a shoemaker's tool. Thanks for any help identifying this tool.

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tgferreira184 (author)2012-04-25

maybe is a lever

iceng (author)2011-08-04

Old Paint can opener and cleaner for rim,
Or car oil can opener,
Or artist tool for canvas or sculpture .....


kevinhannan (author)2011-08-04

I remember seeing one as a kid (about 4 yo) and got told it was for getting stuff out from the horse-shoe and horse-nail... perhaps it was multi-use?

kelseymh (author)kevinhannan2011-08-04

It could be a hoof pick, but most of the pictures of those have a much tighter hook (better leverage).
This one looks vaguely similar, but not close enough for a match.

onrust (author)2011-08-04

it may be a tire spoon.

orksecurity (author)2011-08-04

My reaction would be "pick and pry" or "pry and alignment", but I couldn't tell you picking or prying or aligning what.