Posted 2 years ago
I can't say I know exactly how old it is, but I'm betting it has more than a few decades-worth of age on it, as well as copious evidence that it has definitely beaten the crap outta *something(s)* during that time...?? ;-) :-)
I CAN say that it is most definitely *heavy*, weighing in at 10-1/2 lbs. Its handle is 12" long, made of rather roughly hewn wood and appearing to be original. (since I can't see any way it could even be replaced, if nothing else?) The head is made of solid lead (or some similar alloy) and measures roughly 3" across by 4-1/2" long. There are absolutely no marks or maker's/brand info on it anywhere to be found.
I'm also nowhere near certain what anybody would actually *use* a 10lb. lead hammer for, beyond obviously *not* driving nails...?? It may be meant for use in some variety of "dangerous environment" (with lead being a 'non-sparking' metal and all) or maybe it is intended to beat on much larger (heavier) things as a means of 'impact adjusting' them in some kind of industrial/railroad/maritime application. SUGGESTIONS WELCOMED, if anybody really does know?! :-) :-) :-)