Sledgehammer

identifier

ID 123

morphology

craft

craft

craft

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 87.0079 L=90cm WD=29cm D=13cm WT=3100gr

alias

woodland worker's mallet (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 269)

alias

froe club mallet (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 269)
description

The sledgehammer is a heavy (up to 5 kg) wooden hammer with a long handle (70-100 cm) for driving posts into the ground, splitting wood, driving a thick peg into a hole, tamping soil (1), etc.

The sledgehammer can be made of a rough piece of wood or be fitted with a metal strap. It is made from a knotty piece if possible.

See also the slaugther hammer. [MOT]

(1) Eg. DE MAS: 382. See also the soil tamper