Roofer's hammer

identifier

ID 344

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 88.0713 L=41,5cm WD=16cm WT=390gr. Inscription: LAMBERT image lion?.

holotype

MOT V 88.0714 L=35cm WD=20,5cm WT=676gr. Inscription: handgeschmiedt.

holotype

MOT V 92.0376 L= 35,5cm WD=21cm WT=550gr. Inscription: L. HAVARD.

holotype

MOT V 2011.0088 L=36cm WD=18cm WT=543gr

holotype

MOT V Dv 0170 L=34cm WD=20,5cm WT=412gr
alias
slater's hammer (syn.)
description

Hammer (400-800 gr) used by the slater when covering or repairing a slate roof. It is a composite tool that has a pointed end on one side - which punch holes for the nails in the slates - and on the other side a hammer end that drives the slate nails into the wood. In the middle, between the two ends, there may be a pear-shaped cutout with which nails can be pulled out.

Another possibility is that there is a protrusion with a V-shaped cutout at the top. Between the working part and the hammer handle there is - on one or both sides - a sharp side with which the slates are cut to size. This is done with the help of a slater's stake. [MOT]

Roofer's hammer MOT V 92.0376