Copper and Brass Hammers with Hickory handles

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Review by woodsmithshop posted 10-18-2014 07:02 PM 3048 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I cannot take credit for the new Hickory handles in these hammers, fellow LJ Allyoop made the handles from Hickory for me. I have had the hammer heads for many years , always intending to make handles for them, but as usual, they were put aside and forgotten, until one day fellow LJ and friend Allyoop, mentioned that he was interested in blacksmithing, then I remembered the hammer heads, I showed him the heads and made a deal with him that if he made a handle for me for the crosspeen hammer I would give him the sledge, well he agreed, and these are the results, the crosspeen is all brass with a brass wedge, the sledge turned out ( after he cleaned it up) to be solid copper, and very heavy. I think that Allyoop did a great job on the handles, and I got a great deal on my crosspeen. I have no practical use for a crosspeen, but I like the looks of it and now I’ll have to find a place to display it
the name stamped on the crosspeen is USA H61 AMPCO.

Thanks Daryl.

-- Smitty!!!

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#1 posted 10-18-2014 09:02 PM

Lookin’ Good, Smitty!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-18-2014 09:08 PM

Ampco is a great company and is still in business making safety tools. They use brass, copper and other
non spark making metals for tools used in the petroleum and gas industry. Those hammers would be
very expensive if you wanted to buy new ones. Those handles a great looking and should serve you
for a long time. I like them a lot better than the fiberglass ones Ampco uses now.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 10-18-2014 09:12 PM

thanks for the info Gus, what I found on the web was mostly ebay stuff not anything to do with company.

-- Smitty!!!

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#4 posted 10-23-2014 06:08 AM

A copper sledge, that’s cool. Nice work on the handles Allyoop.

-- Rick M,

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