Marking hammer (tanner)

identifier

ID 357
morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 91.542 L=29cm WD=11,5cm WT=360gr. Inscription: 1162.

alias

needle-stamp (syn.) (SALAMAN 1986: 209)

alias

pricking hammer (syn.) (SALAMAN 1986: 209)
description

Wooden hammer with a metal plate on the track, on which a pattern of small nails is attached; those nails can form letters or a figure.

The tanner marks the skins with the stamp hammer: when beating the nails, they make holes in the animal skin.

See also the marking hammer of a lumberman. [MOT]