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Recognize these tongs?

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I was bouncing around a sale site and among other items, The seller was including the tongs and some sort of scraper shown at the right of the photo.  The tongs didn't seem smith related (unless a helper uses them) but I was wondering of someone recognized the use they were actually designed for (just curious).  The "scraper" seems a bit job-specific also so if you recognize that, I wouldn't mind learning the original use also.  Yes, I know it's a long-shot.

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They look rather like a set of brazing tongs.  I have on that was meant to be used to braze bandsaw blades together: you heat the heavy ends to glowing and then close them on the join of the bandsaw blade with a bit of brazing material.

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19 hours ago, lazarus said:

I think it's for horse foot work -- a buttress trimmer.

Looks like a winner there on the scraper thingamajig.  An image search shows several that are similar although it appears most have different "handle" so that you can use a shoulder or other body part to get the large pressures needed.  For paring the hoof surface flat.

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