Another very satisfying hammer restoration.
The stamped Belknap clover worn from years of service
despite the amount of use the face and claw were in EXCELLENT condition.
obviously the owner used this hammer to its proper purpose. too many people use a carpentry hammer like this for demolitions work (we are all guilty of that at least every now and then, myself included), but this just destroys the tool. this is one of those situations i can only hope the next owner will treat this striker as well as the first did.
|Belknap Bluegrass hammer used properly, history is still evident in the cheeks.|