The History of the Hammer

  • Thursday, July 5, 2018
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The use of hammers dates as far back as 3.3 million years ago. Today the modern claw hammer is seen as a typical tool in both the construction industry and in the common house hold tool kit. It is hard to believe that the claw hammer style dates back to the 16th century. The Hammer […]

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Everything you need to know about anvils

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Anvils have become an item that most people associate with medieval times. They have been featured in the Game Of Thrones tv series and any one of the countless medieval movies out on the market today. We have all seen them be used by a blacksmith to make swords an and sometimes pieces of armor […]

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Types of Antique Tools

  • Friday, April 27, 2018
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Whether you prefer to collect planes, saws, levels, wrenches, hammers, chisels or even rules. Antique tools are a collectors pride and joy. The condition of a tool as well as its type can be worth a few hundred dollars. Getting into collecting antique tools is not for the faint of heart. There is always more […]

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How to identify antique tools

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
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When you first start out collecting antique tools or any antiques for that matter, you never fully know what you are holding until it is too late. This is normal and quite frustrating once you realise just how close you came to adding that extra piece to your collection. We have been collecting tools for […]

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How to care for antique tools

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Antique tools are an investment, not only in money but also in time and effort required to keep them in top shape. Many of us are guilty of using our tools and then putting them down until they are needed for the next build. Quite often tools are put down and then sadly misplaced and […]

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