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Blacksmith and Metal Working Forum => Blacksmith and Metalworking Forum => Topic started by: Elliott1940 on December 18, 2019, 03:45:57 PM

Title: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
Post by: Elliott1940 on December 18, 2019, 03:45:57 PM
The stamp says Atha Tool Co. It’s marked number 8. It has an odd shape - not sure its a regular sledge hammer head. I plan to put a shortish handle on it and use it as a deadblow/club hammer. I’m also interested to try and date it if possible?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
Post by: oldgoaly on December 18, 2019, 03:50:53 PM
try this posthttp://www.papawswrench.com/vboard/index.php?topic=6124.0
Title: Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
Post by: Elliott1940 on December 18, 2019, 04:31:29 PM
Thank you for posting that. I did already look at it and does help unfortunately because the hammer heads are different to mine.
Title: Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
Post by: papadan on December 18, 2019, 06:53:57 PM
Elliot, yours looks like an old rail road spike hammer. At 8 lbs. I would put a long handle in it like original. The way the head tapers on both sides was for hitting the inside spikes easier.
Title: Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
Post by: Elliott1940 on December 19, 2019, 04:00:50 PM
Thanks a lot papadan!
Title: Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
Post by: Yadda on December 19, 2019, 05:45:15 PM
Coal hammers were similarly shaped. 
Title: Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
Post by: Elliott1940 on December 22, 2019, 04:06:01 PM
Thanks