We know a little about the claw hammer, the sledge hammer and the ball peen hammer. Those with a little more experience know about the rubber mallet, the leather mallet, and maybe a cross peen. In some industries there are also brass hammers, for working around explosives and combustibles, so they don’t make a spark when they hit other metals (an important feature around dynamite or gasoline).
But those have not always been available.
Usually made from lead. But after a few uses the lead was badly bashed out of form. That meant buying another one!
Horat Soft Metal Hammer mould in 1914.
for it to cool. And Wala, a new lead hammer to persuade the next stubborn bolt!
So what are you getting your honey for Valentines Day?
Well if you haven't hammered out all the details you may want to take a look at Graham Tools. They have lead hammer mold sets starting at $109.95
Antique Horat mould pictured above is available at Bonanza