Ripster wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:51 pm
TPK wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:32 pm
Can anyone tell me anything about this axt head? Or it's stamps? Found it on the bay & it just caught my attention. Probably because of the stamped acorn & oak leaf.
It's described that the blade width is 10.8cm or 4.25 inches & the total highth from blade to hammer head is 22 cm or 8.66 inches. And it weighs 1277 gramms.
One stamp shows an acorn & oak leaf along with something else that I can't make out.
The other one on the flip side is a number. ( 60212 )
Any information is appreciated. Thanks!
Tom, going to throw this out there. It looks like a Roofers shingle hammer ,similar to what my grandfather used to install cedar shake shingles . He would use axe head for splitting shingles and hammer head for nailing. We may still have it and will look around. Maybe way off but it was my first thought .
Take care my friend
Appreciate your input my friend! Never would have thought of that.
Seems like a good guess to me. If that were not the intended use, it sure would be a possable use for it.
Any ideas why it has a round hole in it?
Maybe for setting your nail? Like you could lay a shingle on it, then use a second
to drive a nail through the shingle so that it protrudes through the back of the shingle before you place it on the roof to nail it down. This would be a handy feature IMO. Especially when it came down to the "trim work" where two or more shingles might be overlapping. So that you could keep from damaging the shingles beneath it when setting your nail so to speak. But I'm just guessing here.
Edit: So..., I just Googled shingle
& shingle hatchet & I think you nailed it.
I also saw several of them with holes in them, whatever it's good for. And most of them had the "V" shaped nail pullers on the side of them as in GSPTOPDOG's posted hatchets above my post.
Right or wrong, I now declare it to be a shingle hatchet or shingle hammer.
If anyone knows anything about the two stamps, I'd love to hear it. Thanks!