Any Idea what kind of hammer this is

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Forum topic by Don W posted 07-06-2011 06:21 PM 1270 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2011 06:21 PM

or what its used was?

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 06:22 PM

A really cool hammer?

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 06:44 PM

Just a guess really, but it looks like it might be used for auto body, or sheet metal forming.

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 07:12 PM

That would be my guess too, metal working. Looks sort of like an adze with a rounded end ;-)

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 03:05 AM

Searching Google images for ‘auto body hammer’ turned several contemporary hammer that are similar, so my vote is just like the other folks: metal working and/or auto body work.

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 04:57 AM

I just watched an old movie & in it guys in a brick yard were using similar hammers to knock mortar off of used bricks.
It might be an auto body hammer, but if it is, it’s a very old one. I had a body shop & the current hammers don’t look like that. If you use it, don’t bop yourself in the head on the upswing. -SST

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#6 posted 07-07-2011 05:09 AM

I’ve got body working hammers that are many decades old, and I’ve never seen one like that. Note that copper smiths use some funny-looking hammers and stakes, so I wouldn’t rule out sheet metal, generally speaking.

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