|Project by firemedic||posted 09-02-2013 05:58 PM||1091 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
A friend from work asked if I could build a really big hammer that he could use in some obstacle racing he does (to carry as a weight not for hitting) I built one just to see how it could be done and so far it has survived 3 Goruck challenges. These hammers were then built as commissioned pieces based on the original. They have oak heads with walnut end caps, one is banded with walnut the other with maple. The handle is maple with a walnut pommel. Both the head and handle have steel bars filled with sand embedded in them for weight They are 4 1/2 feet long and weigh about 25 lbs. One has a shellac finish and the other an oil varnish finish. These were built more for aesthetic purposes than for taking on races.
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