A neighbor of mine who, is aware of my firewood gathering affliction, bought me a pickaroon at a garage sale for a few dollars. I am having a hard time deciding whether it is home made or not. It certainly is designed right. The bill and hook at the end are spot on for reaching and grabbing. The steel hook appears to be quite hard and the extension on the head, to resist flexing, is well done. Welding is very sound but lacking finish. The head and part of the handle are painted in a way that I doubt a home builder would bother with. Could go either way I guess. It is well balanced, light and fast becoming a first grab (I now have three). Anyone out there seen a similar one?