/ Help Identifying a Tool
Is it a mini pick-axe?
A hand mattock?
Is it Darren Jackson?
No they're useful!
Sounds like a pointing pick to Num Num
No they're useful!
It depends on the application, sheet metal hammers are useful for sheet metal work and retrophrenology but not much use for making decisions about economic policy. George O is good material for offensive songs but isn't much use with economics or sheet metal work.
Slaters pick. http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Hand+Tools/Hammers/Slaters+Hammer+Wooden+Shaft/d10/sd20/p63465
You can get them with twin picks rather than pick/hammer.
That's what it is, I reckon, some have a adze and a pick. Isn't this what W H Murray used to favour for difficult ice climbing?
There you go. Everything works well with a smiley face, even an insult. ;)
Yep - double headed slater's pick. And in reply to Bruce I did have a dally with one on ice myself once. Mine did have a slightly better curve to the picks than that though.
Only ever the once, mind........I could have had me eye out!
Does anyone want to buy a genuine vintage ice climbing pick? ;-)
Or alternatively any slaters on here want a free thingummy?
It is not a slater's pick.It is a picking hammer for chipping out loose mortar pror to re-pointing.Definately.
> Sounds like a pointing pick to Num Num
Is that what people used for pointing at things before those little laser thingamies that you can tease cats and dogs with came out?
I was going to say a chipping hammer for knocking slag off welds but it looks too sharp for that??
I thought they always had metal handles because welders like making life interesting/ burning the hands of incautious apprentices.
Im not sure what there original use is, but have used them, or identical, on archaeology sites. They came from France and were called pickolettes. Sorry, not sure of the spelling.
> It is not a slater's pick.It is a picking hammer for chipping out loose mortar pror to re-pointing.Definately.
> Sherlock (ex-roofer)
Nice bit of detective work there Sherlock ;-)
I did actually think that's what it might be for (probably after googling, I can't remember).
Anyone want a free picking hammer...?
> Nice bit of detective work there Sherlock ;-)
> I did actually think that's what it might be for (probably after googling, I can't remember).
> Anyone want a free picking hammer...?
Picking hammer come ice tool!
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