Forging hammer

identifier

MOT V 88.1225

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 88.1225 L=27,5 WD=13cm H=5cm WT=1500gr. Inscription: 1500gr.
description

The forging hammer is the tool of the blacksmith, with which he does all the forging work, whether or not together with a sledgehammer.

It is a fairly heavy (approx. 500-2000 gr) hammer with a fairly thick wedge-shaped peen, which in some cases lies in the same direction as the handle (approx. 30-35 cm). The face is light-convex and the sharp edges must be carefully removed as otherwise the iron to be processed cannot be finished flat (1).

Can be distinguished from some models of bench hammers that are lighter.

See also the farrier's hammer. [MOT]

(1) VAN DONGEN: 78.