Identifying Antique Logging Equipment?

I found this with my metal detector on my property in NW Washington state. The area has been logged over the years. There were quite a few cedar stumps with notches in them.
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March 5, 20200 found this helpful
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It does appear to be a tool for hooking logs or pulp.
I believe it could have had a wooden handle that was attached with bolts (through the holes) that allowed someone to hit the log and pull it toward them.
I have a very old pulp logging tool but it has a loop handle instead of long handle so I'm not really sure what this would be called.

Here is a link to logging hooks on eBay and it seems most of them are similar to mine and have a loop handle.

www.ebay.ca/.../i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=vintage+logging...

Here is link to a forestry forum that answers questions about older items like this.
The registration form seems ridiculous but it's just a lot of questions and not bad once you get started. You will get an answer if you join.

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Otherwise someone else will come along and maybe have an easy answer (maybe Pghgirl will post some ideas).

forestryforum.com/.../index.php?action=register

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February 26, 20200 found this helpful

Hard to tell the size, but it might be a "pulp hook" - used for plucking and pulling small logs off a stack.

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March 6, 20200 found this helpful

Actually, this looks like a smaller version of something that once fell off a car I owned in the 1980s. I can't remember all the details.

If you have a mechanic nearby, see if he can tell you. I want to say it was something to do with the brakes.

Perhaps if your area was logged it was something that fell off a vehicle.

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