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Re: Steeper wear...
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Re: Steeper wear... ()

David Weaver
your top picture is what I'd wanted to see to examine the trap on the hock type irons, etc.

I've mentioned before that I like the older cap irons (the wards and mathiesons) where the cap is rounded at the tip and then gets shallow quickly to get out of the way.

it's possible for someone to modify the hock type cap irons to take the top part of the angle off some (where you can see that it's nearing the wear).

Warren mentioned relatively tight angles if I interpreted them correctly, but I suspect that there is a lot of room at the top of his cap iron relative to what there would be if it were tall and 50 degrees flat.

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