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Old 21st May 2022, 11:48 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Tim Simmons View Post
This looks more like a lead working mallet.
Possible, even probable. Won't be the first time dealers/museums mislabeled stuff.

Spherical or oblate spheroid mallets were used in carpentry, stone masonry, and even leather working. Many were two part,ie. lignum vitae heads and oak or ash hafts. Many had a lanyard hole in the end that ula/iwisa didn't have.

A saddle/harness maker's lgnum mallet with an oak haft:
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