Type of Hammer?

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Eric Haefli, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Eric Haefli

    Eric Haefli Active Member

    Can anyone identify what type of hammer this is? I am baffled because of the shape of the head, square shaped striking surface, and long handle. It is 14 1/2" long. It is not a framing hammer. It is too small. It has a claw so it must be for nailing or tacking.

    My grandfather and father owned a construction company. My grandfather came to this country in 1910. My other grandfather was a tool and die maker. He had a lot of tools. I do not know who owned this hammer. I assume it was owned by one of my grandfathers or by a great uncle.

    In my online research, I found that someone has a "Hammer Museum" up in Alaska. I thought that was interesting. What one tool is the most important tool to mankind? I think one could argue, "the hammer."
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  2. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I'll place a guess: farrier driving hammer
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  3. David Kiehl

    David Kiehl Active Member

    That gets my vote! Farrier driving hammer
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Spear? Later the bow and arrow.
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  5. Eric Haefli

    Eric Haefli Active Member

    I love being part of this group!!! I had no idea. After I read your post, I looked for farrier hammers online and I believe you are right. Some of the new farrier hammers available are a similar shaped head. I get so much from this group. I wish I had some knowledge that would help someone in this group.
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    reported again
  8. Eric Haefli

    Eric Haefli Active Member

    What does "reported" mean? I do not understand.
  9. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    We had several spammer in the middle of the night & people were reporting them. Not to worry the mods took care of them.
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I get so much from this group...........

    U also get protection from spammers who would try to get you to click on a link and ruin your computer...or worse !:happy::happy::happy:
  11. Eric Haefli

    Eric Haefli Active Member

    I love this antiques group!! Thank you.
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