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Old 11-10-2018, 10:36 PM
weimar_police weimar_police is offline
 
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Default Off topic - what is this hammer for?

My dad passed away a couple weeks ago, mom and I were going through some of his tools and we both are puzzled?
Google searches showed nothing like this. Dad liked to work with his hands, did wood working, worked on antique clocks, did some metal working...

thoughts?

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Old 11-10-2018, 11:15 PM
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Looks like an old metal shaping hammer used by blacksmiths, sheet metal
workers, auto body repair.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:06 PM
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Sorry to hear of your dad's passing.
Can't help you with the hammer. If I had to guess, I'd agree that it's for sheet metal forming. Workers were craftsmen back then.

Best wishes during this time of reflection.

Dave
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:16 AM
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I have not seen one quite like that, but looks kind of like a jewelers planishing hammer. It would be one of a set of hammers.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:57 AM
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Hello WP:
I doubt it has a special purpose.
It appears to have been turned on a lathe out of square stock.
Since the handle appears to be round it suggests that the eye is a round drilled hole versus a drifted oval or a broached square.
The pointed peen may have had a specific purpose as in center punching but, swinging a hammer to make a center punch would not be accurate.
It could be a handled set as in the pointed peen is located on a mark and the opposite end is struck with another hammer to make a center punch.

Who knows….
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:31 AM
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Staking tool. As mentioned, kinetic force applied by another instrument.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:31 PM
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https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...=14&ajaxhist=0
This is as close as I could find. This person made his own drift punch hammer, which looks similar to yours. Hope the link works.
Painters are here today and tomorrow doing our interior walls and ceilings so I literally have nothing better to do.
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