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Sledge Hammers!

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by steve-in-kville, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    Yours has a few more miles than mine;) quality hammers.
     
  2. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Do you mean the spalling hammer? It is intended for stone work but I am sure that it could be tempered back a little bit and it would be fine for smithing. Those types of heads are falling out of the trees around this part of the country, and I have seen them in just about every weight between 4-20 pounds. I'd probably want $35 or so for that one, but if you are interested I could send you just a head for $10.
     
  3. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    647
    Mar 31, 2016
    i meant that big cross peen. well, i have a birthday present i have to send to canada, but... nevermind im not gonna say it because i dont wanna lock this thread
     
  4. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    8lb, 18".
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  5. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    Nice picture and nice hammer jb. Thinking back on years of wrecking stuff commercially with an ordinary sledge this one would have 'taken the cake'.
     
  6. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    JB that is an attractive tool. Is the handle from the hickory you picked up?
     
  7. navasky

    navasky

    34
    Dec 7, 2009
    Cool thread, here are some of my restorations. Handles are made from old baseball bats.

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  8. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Not this time. House Handle.
     
  9. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Nice looking track chisel even though the handle is a little short for that tool. I can't quite make out the stamp. What brand is it?
     
  10. protourist

    protourist Have you ever caught me lying to you before? Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I'm assuming that this stamp says USA in the circle with another letter or digit that I can't make out. Anybody know who made this?

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  11. navasky

    navasky

    34
    Dec 7, 2009
    The only marking on it is "1 1/4" which I assume is the weight. I've never thought of it as a track chisel although it could well be one. I don't have a lot of tracks to cut, so I just use it as a handled cold cut.
     
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  12. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    I have a Collins axe with that mark. The Collins label is on the handle.
     
  13. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Its likely the length of the cutting edge.
     
  14. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Craftsman, Warwood and unmarked.

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  15. protourist

    protourist Have you ever caught me lying to you before? Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Thank you sir.
     
  16. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    A big 3lb ballpein on an 18" handle and an Atha 1.25" cold chisel, both new handles.

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  17. 1215

    1215

    193
    Sep 25, 2015
    OK. Everyone please give up all your secrets. Biggest I have is a 3# ball peen and I want pretty much these three hammers (or similar). I need a decent 4# sledge and a heavy(er) engineer's hammer. Where do I find them? Yard sale season is here... Should I just be patient? Thanks.


    I know I'm not supposed to be jealous but... drool...
    (edit: except I'll use mine so they won't look like that for more than a few hours)

     
  18. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Well, Jblyttle does have half the old hammers that were actually made on the continental US roaming his basement... Maybe you could shoot him a massage?
     
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  19. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    This is an 8lb Warren-Teed on a 24" handle, an unmarked 1.5lb hatchet on an 18" handle and a 12oz Channellock.
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  20. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    581
    May 5, 2013
    My favorite hammer. Hung it on a 17" handle.
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