Heavy hammer to stun cattle to be slaughtered, and then kill them with the neck cut.
The stunning can be done with a slaughter mask, a shooting device or this slaugther hammer (1). It can be a wooden hammer (approx. 5-6 kg) with a long handle (see sledgehammer). The working part can also be made of metal and resemble a stone hammer. Or a hammer with a metal head that has a rod-shaped end on one side, which can be used to punch through the skull to crush the brain.
Another model consists of a hollowed-out pin and a hook at the other end. The hook would serve to pull the pin out of the skull when it gets stuck.
See also the punch. [MOT]
(1) Banned since 1920 (by Royal Decree of 5 June) in the Netherlands. In France since 1964.
MOT V 91.0330