Mystery Silver Hammer

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dognose
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Mystery Silver Hammer

Postby dognose » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:32 am

Hi,

A friend has sent me some images of a small silver hammer:

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Measuring 191mm in length , 64mm along the length of head and weighing 57grammes.

Made by Elkington & Co (Frederick Elkington) and hallmarked at Birmingham in 1872. The arrow head end is not silver.

What's the opinion as to it's use?

Trev.

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Re: Mystery Silver Hammer

Postby JLDoggett » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:41 pm

It is for breaking ice when making cocktails.

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Re: Mystery Silver Hammer

Postby Hose_dk » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:37 am

I would say that the look of the hammer head - the squares - are like hammer for meat, But ise sounds good.
The handle is made of baleen. But that you already knew.

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Re: Mystery Silver Hammer

Postby dognose » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:38 am

Hi Both,

Thanks for the replies. I also thought of a ice-chipping piece, but my friend, who has it to hand, considers at just 57 grams that the hammer is far to light for the task. Perhaps it's a tenderiser for quail steaks? :))

Trev.

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Re: Mystery Silver Hammer

Postby dragonflywink » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:52 am

Barrister's wax seal hammer...

~Cheryl

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Re: Mystery Silver Hammer

Postby dognose » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:06 am

Brilliant Cheryl!

Many thanks.

Trev.


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