Mike Westbrook
Like most of us here I have an unhealthy obsession with odd hammers got this little guy for 2 dollars at a yard sale it's just over 3 pounds and very ballanced should be a nice straight peen but I can't figure out why it has the stepped face maybe helps the Ballance ? it almost looks hand forged due to the iregular shape any one ever seen one like it ?
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jmccustomknives
I don't think it's a hammer, but a hot cut tool to be struck.

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Mike Westbrook
I considered that thought it would make sense it just looked almost perfect on the flat face maybe they used a softer striking hammer
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jmccustomknives
Mike Westbrook wrote:
I considered that thought it would make sense it just looked almost perfect on the flat face maybe they used a softer striking hammer


Idk, the way that face is made it might have been for a press set up.  

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Mike Westbrook
After seeing it handled I think your right on the money I believe it may have almost quick hooked into a large dye press as the one step on the larger eye side or top is twice the size of the other and the flat face is slightly caved in and very smooth on the sides ...... if nothing else I'll sharpen the peen some and hot cut Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20181015_211405636.jpg, Views: 7, Size: 4.61 MB
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Idk, the way that face is made it might have been for a press set up.  



Good call. I think this is the answer. Or a die for any kind of tool. Press, Power Hammer, or whatever.
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Mike Westbrook
I can use it in the power hammer now I finished it last night I hope to try some real metal tonight I will post pics and final thoughts this weekend it turned out better than I ever imagined it could  Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20190327_234933229.jpg, Views: 4, Size: 133.71 KB
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