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Title: Cheap wall hammers $30
Post by: Garbonzo on December 20, 2011, 03:51:51 pm
Not my auction. No idea is they are any good, but for anyone who wants a just-in-case hammer, can't beat the price:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grivel-Mont-Blanc-Hammer-/300636847904?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45ff5a3f20 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grivel-Mont-Blanc-Hammer-/300636847904?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45ff5a3f20)
Title: Re: Cheap wall hammers $30
Post by: Jack Herer on December 20, 2011, 06:06:14 pm
Thanks for the heads up, :) worth tossin $30 at for at least a cool choss tool.
Title: Re: Cheap wall hammers $30
Post by: Jack Herer on December 20, 2011, 06:07:35 pm
Plus free shipping as well. Still 3 left...
Title: Re: Cheap wall hammers $30
Post by: mungeclimber on December 20, 2011, 06:20:22 pm
interesting

pick would be too short for crack/choss cleaning

old chouinard tools are pretty ideal for that
Title: Re: Cheap wall hammers $30
Post by: Jack Herer on December 20, 2011, 07:03:32 pm
yeah me likes a little shorter pick for on lead applications... less shit to get impaled with when all goes wrong ;) those specters are scary enough!!!
Title: Re: Cheap wall hammers $30
Post by: Garbonzo on December 21, 2011, 10:46:59 pm
Got mine, still with the original bag and $150 price tag on it.  Very much on the light side, probably perfect as a just-in-case hammer for mostly clean walls.
Title: Re: Cheap wall hammers $30
Post by: BrendenR on December 23, 2011, 09:09:05 am
Used to see a number of those hammers around here before they because "unavailable" as much of our gear seems to become.

My experience with them is that they serve as a good light use or occasional use hammer.  Good in areas like the Canadian Rockies where many less traveled routes, obscure routes, new routes, alpine climbs require pins.  Not really a hammer I'd want to use for drilling or for nailing all day but a good hammer in the same sense as the old Stubai shown below.
(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad26/bvxphotos2/Brenden/oldstubai.png)


For $30 definitely a good deal though.