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Old 24th April 2024, 01:34 PM   #1
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I would appreciate any comments on this piece that I own. Came from Haverfordwest, UK. Hand forged. Iron.

head is 8 inches, weight of head is 2Ibs.

I added the haft.

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Old 24th April 2024, 06:23 PM   #2
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Would a war hammer need a hardened face welded to the body of the hammer? Picture #2 one can make out the weld line.
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Old 24th April 2024, 07:27 PM   #3
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Old 25th April 2024, 05:47 PM   #4
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At 2 lb, a kilo, I do not believe it is a cobblers hammer, but some sort of machinist/smiths hammer would make sense to me.
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If necessary it would obviously make a ferocious weapon. I think we suggested in earlier discussions that the presence of langets might make objects more likely weapons of some sort.
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Old 26th April 2024, 10:42 AM   #6
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Given that, as it goes, this is not an intended weapon, let us move this thread to the Miscellania Forum ... and see what further comments show up.
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