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Offline *Mucci*

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Re: hammer design
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2010, 12:10:09 am »
I just got a 60's era CMI hammer with the steel shaft off of the Fleabay.  2lbs but it is like the old chounard's, no funky hole.

Man this thing is beefy, anybody (except Skullbro) rock a steel shaft?

Anybody know how much the Moses Hammer is going to weigh?



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Re: hammer design
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2010, 07:49:53 am »
Old thread resurrection.. sorry, I've been climbing ice (it's what we do up here in the frozen north, during the winter)

I was in construction most of my life and started out as a framer, this was back when we hand-nailed houses together. I learned real quick when it comes to hammers that *wood* is the answer when it comes to handles. Fiberglass handles were for the rookies that missed every second swing as the fiberglass would take more of a beating then wood. As has been mentioned, wood transmits less vibration back to your hand and is much easier on your hand then rubber coated handles which tend to rub your hand raw if it's sweating at all.
I've had the same hammer for 34 years, which still has the original wood handle on it. I'm just now ready to replace it with another wood (Oak) handle, partly because of wear/weathering, and partly because I would like it a couple inches longer. Only in Aid Climbing and Sex do we worry about inches!

As far as tying or clipping my hammer in.. I've tried a bunch of different methods over the years, but finally settled on the simple hole through the base of the handle to tie a length of cordage onto. I make the loop on the handle end large enough that I can clip it on a biner if I want to hang it short rather then holster it. On the other end I have a small heavy-duty pear shaped stainless steel biner to attach it to my harness.  A few years back I swapped the cord out for  a length of shock cord which I passed through the center of a length of 1/2" tubular webbing. I cut the shock cord slightly shorter then the webbing, crinkle the webbing up over the shock cord to make a spring-leash of sorts. It works great, having a long enough cord to be able to reach really high with, yet it retracts when enough when I holster my hammer that it's not getting caught on things.

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Re: hammer design
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2010, 11:20:28 am »
Speaking of Hammers....


Have any of the Deuce5's actually been forged yet?  Do we have a photo of what the head looks like (obviously its going to look like an A5, but how similiar is it, in fact?

Can't wait to see them, glad to see some forward progress on this thing, exciting!

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Re: hammer design
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2010, 11:44:25 am »
As far as I know, they went directly from Deucey's blueprints.
You HAVE let Ed Hartouni know that you're on the list, right guys?
As far as I know, Production is underway!!!!!!

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Re: hammer design
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2010, 09:26:57 pm »
Forging is underway at Ajax using the original dies.  I will update when I get more news.

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Re: hammer design
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2010, 12:21:41 am »
sweet

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Re: hammer design
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2010, 03:15:22 am »
YESSSSSS!!!!!!
I do this for fun...