Peavey

The peavey is a lever for handling logs It was designed in 1858 and named after its inventor Joseph Peavey, who was a Maine blacksmith. The peavey, which is a refinement of the earlier cant hook, greatly facilitated the down


Peavey

 The peavey is a lever for handling logs It was designed in 1858 and named after its inventor Joseph Peavey, who was a Maine blacksmith. The peavey, which is a refinement of the earlier cant hook, greatly facilitated the down river timber drive. Each peavey carries a thumblike hook near the base of its handle. It is generally about 25 cm longer than the 100 cm cant hook, and its distinctive spiked tip grips the log more securely than the iron ferrule and jutting toe of the cant hook. The peavey is still part of the logger's toolkit.