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LiamL

My new hammer has arrived. Hopefully it’ll open harder nodules easier than my old one.

 

 

It’s a 2lb club hammer style. I read that est wing are a good company.72AF73A0-7BE1-41A3-BA5F-A593B1251777.thumb.jpeg.602e6eee788d8e36378539dd8f31764c.jpeg

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Kane

Congratulations! An indispensable field tool. A lot of Estwing hammers will last a lifetime, and can take a lot of abuse. 

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LiamL

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Here is my old one. It’s a different style.

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Kane

That'd be a brick hammer. The straight chisel edge is great for splitting shale. :) 

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LiamL
7 minutes ago, Kane said:

That'd be a brick hammer. The straight chisel edge is great for splitting shale. :) 

Yeah its not much good for nodules around the yorkshire area in England.

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice purchase. :)

I have heard that Estwing are good quality, a lot of people on here swear by them. 

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TqB

I've got that one, it's my favourite manageable nodule hammer and good for chisel work too. :)

 

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caldigger

Just don't get the slightest bit of dirt on it or it will be ruined and you'll have to send it to me for disposal. :D

Estwing is a top of the line hammer, can't go wrong with that one. 

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Fruitbat

Nice buy!  I have used Estwing hammers of one type or another ever since I was old enough to want to break rocks and I've never broken one.  I've LOST a few...but I've never broken one!  

 

-Joe

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UtahFossilHunter

My first Estwing hammer has held up pretty well for the almost two years so far. I recieved it as a Christmas gift. It's been all over Utah and a few places in Wyoming and Nevada.

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Kane

A good Estwing will outlive you. :) 

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UtahFossilHunter

My first hammer was this $5 pick ended hammer. It lasted years of smashing rocks I still have it.:ighappy::hammer01:

Here it is in front of some fossiliferous limestone in the Wasatch Mountains.

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Kane

There is an art to hammering that extends beyond having the right tool (which helps). Me and a hammer are "one", but there are other aspects of it that can help: 

 

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Manticocerasman

 

also a good hammer is often used as a measuring tool :P:P

 

 

I have a lot of pictures of fossils in the field next to my Estwing for size comparison

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JohnBrewer

I don’t need a club hammer. I take @Barerootbonsai  he’s the U.K. equivalent of @Kane :P

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Ptychodus04

I have this hammer as well as the 3 pound variety, bot will break some rocks! I also have a plethora of Estwing pick and chisel ended hammers. They are great tools. I've yet to break one. I've worn the specialty ends but a few moments on the grinder resolves that.

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Walt
8 minutes ago, Ptychodus04 said:

I have this hammer as well as the 3 pound variety

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Ptychodus04
2 minutes ago, Walt said:

Image result for thor lego

That's what people see when I'm working at my forge (only not made from Lego).

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Walt
5 minutes ago, Ptychodus04 said:

That's what people see when I'm working at my forge (only not made from Lego).

they don't make fun of the cape?  It would look pretty cool with a kilt.

Image result for kilt and cape:rofl:

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Ptychodus04
6 hours ago, Walt said:

they don't make fun of the cape?  It would look pretty cool with a kilt.

Nobody makes fun of a guy with a hammer in one hand and red hot steel in the other (to his face at least). :P

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