Lathing hatchet

identifier

ID 4

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V Dv x 0545 L=33,5cm WD=20,5cm WD(blade)max.= 8cm WT=750gr

holotype

MOT V 88.0731 L=32cm WD=11cm WT=400gr. Inscription: Brevetto 373/86

alias

roofer's axe (syn.)
description

The lathing hatchet is a light hatchet - distinguishable from the roofer's hammer - of approx. 750 g with eye and with straight, relatively thin handle (approx. 30 cm), the iron of which, attached by one or two metal supports, ends in a square hammer opposite the blade. The top side of the blade is usually straight. In the underside one (sometimes two) notches is often forged to pull out nails. The cut is straight. Sometimes the whole tool, including the handle, is made of metal; the end of the stem is then placed in leather discs or in a wooden handle. However, these shapes seem to be rare in our regions. [MOT]