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Old 22nd March 2024, 05:00 PM   #1
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I am hoping to gain some information on this hammer which I own. Not sure whether a tool or something else. Head is hand forged and haft, although hand carved, likely a replacement. Haft is thin at the base. If a tool, no mushrooming at all. Bears some resemblance to a war hammer.

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Head is 10 inches
Overall length is 27 inches
total weight is 3 Ibs

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Old 22nd March 2024, 08:47 PM   #2
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Looks like my grandfather's prospecting pick, circa 1900.
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Old 22nd March 2024, 09:44 PM   #3
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Geologists hammer.
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Old 23rd March 2024, 08:28 AM   #4
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Then a case for the Miscellania forum .
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Old 26th March 2024, 12:51 PM   #5
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typical and standard archaeological one and comes standard with a chisel.
Can be found / seen at any site
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Old 26th March 2024, 05:02 PM   #6
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thank you for the information. Looks identical, right down to the machined steel and rubber handle.
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Old 27th March 2024, 01:24 PM   #7
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Some sort of spike driving hammer? As in railroad work, though for that it is a few pounds too light for a spike that big? The octagon shaped head would not lend itself to stonework. the head of a mason's hammer is used to shape brick and stone with the edge like a set chisel.

Idea #2: Could the spike be used to move logs around and the hammer be used to make log rafts? Setting log dogs?

Nice hammer. A real head scratcher.
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Old 27th March 2024, 02:12 PM   #8
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Here is another image of the head.

Kind of a knife shaped or dagger blade.
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here is another image of the head...typical and standard archaeological one
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