Posted 5 years ago
Hello everybody. This is my first time posting here and love the site.
This is a hammer / mallet I recently purchased and will be restoring and using as a plane adjusting mallet.
It is obviously some kind of specialized purpose hammer but I have no idea what.
Solid brass head with some sort of nylon / rawhide / very hard plastic cap. The areas of the cap that have worn away show fabric like fibers poking out.
The handle is very skinny.
The makers mark is an ace of diamonds with "ACE" printed under it. This had made it difficult to find any information on the hammer or the company without ending at Ace Hardware. This might be the maker, but I can't find any old ACE logos that look anything like that.
Any help or ideas would be amazing.