Bob Brooks Auctions announced the Bruce Daniels estate will be auctioning hand tools and other items of the Hall of Fame farrier.
Among the items for auction are Daniels’ hammers, sledges, creases, flatters, punches, brass hammers etc., along with a Bence vice, nippers & tongs, a 36”H mandrel spoon/swage, ladles and fire tools, various pritchels, punches and anvil furniture, along with 2 Metal shears, and his portable gas forge.
Farrier, artist and blacksmith Bruce Daniels was a member of the North American Horseshoeing Team for 7 years and second president of the American Farriers Association (AFA). He served the AFA in many roles, including president, secretary, board member, American Farriers Team member, clinician, judge, author, mentor and friend.
Daniels twice won the Capewell Challenge Cup, and The Mustad Champion Forging cup. Bruce is also past president of the Garden State Horseshoers Association.
Named a legend in the industry by the American Farriers Journal, Bruce authored two books and is a charter member of the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame at Churchill Downs, the Louisville, Ky., racetrack. He was the inventor of the “anvil turning cam” & “tail-gate shear.”
Daniels owned and operated The South Jersey School of Horseshoeing and wrote many articles on equine foot care while lecturing around the world on the subject, later becoming the curator of the University of Pennsylvania's Podological Museum. Beginning in 2015, the AFA created a scholarship in Bruce’s memory, citing his love of mentoring and educating individuals on not only farriery, but also horsemanship and craftsmanship.
The auction opens June 24 and runs through June 29. More details about the auction can be found on the Bob Brooks Auction website or by contacting Courtney Ellrich at (856) 786-7757.