Unusual facts about hammers

Unusual facts about hammers Interesting facts about the hammer that you didn't know about

Each master treats the choice of instruments in his set with reverence. But there are also such items / tools that in the most real sense of the word unite a variety of professions.

Even certain modifications, which originally appeared in a narrow specialization, have successfully expanded the scope. A striking example of this is the nail hammer.

A bit of history

In general, it would probably not be an exaggeration to call the hammer the oldest instrument on the entire planet, which has become a real gift from nature.

True, in order for it to at least partially resemble the instrument of our days, we had to try. Initially, it was the most common stone, with which they performed all percussion actions in order to break, split, hammer something. It makes no sense to hide the fact that if there is no hammer nearby, then we use improvised means, which in appearance are very similar to their "progenitors".

To make their life easier and increase labor productivity, the ancient people began to attach a stick to the stone, from which they turned out to be quite a worthy object. Modern people have learned how to create not only a wooden handle for a hammer, but also plastic, wood, and metal.

The most important thing is the working part, which has long been made not of stone. Today it, depending on the direction of a person's professional activity, that is, the user of the tool, can be made of rubber, metal or wood.


In general, primitive people were very, very inventive in the manufacture of percussion instruments. So, for example, English scientists were able to prove that in ancient times the craftsmen not only learned how to connect a stone part with a wooden part by means of willow rods, but after a while they began to plant a stone piece on a piece of wood, and even went further.

The ancestors were savvy, so they calculated that if you put a stone with a hole on a growing young branch of the diameter they need, then after a while the latter will "grow fat" naturally and create a strong, excellent connection with the stone, and then you can disconnect it in the right place.

Unusual facts about hammers At the moment, in order to choose a worthy hammer for yourself, there will definitely not be such difficulties, but not it will be superfluous to have an idea of ​​the instrument, as well as how it came into being. In addition, labor lessons at school were not superfluous, when teachers taught the boys to make the same wooden hammers, which are called mallets. Those with a lot of experience behind them know exactly how to secure a loose hammer handle or even completely replace it if necessary.

Components of the hammer

Such a concept as a "hammer" was able to combine a fairly large range of tools that are used for the most unusual purposes. In this case, the essence remains the same - a percussion-type device, the action of which is aimed at breaking / hammering something, giving a certain shape, achieving a certain reaction, and so on.

Any of the processes will be based on striking, but the difference will be in strength and direction. The structural component of the hammer is quite simple - the striking part, the working (firing pin), is made of a single piece of metal (for special purposes they are made of cast rubber, strong wood), and the handle, which can be wooden, but in modern design it is metal, as well as sometimes makes up a single whole with the striker.

Scientific and technological progress affected the fate of the hammer family, and here not only appeared, but were created and became very popular pneumatic, electrical devices, which are designed to replace standard hammers in certain types of work. Such tools have received such names as "nailers" or nail guns. They can "shoot" staples, nails of different thicknesses / lengths, and even metal dowels.

Facts about the hammer

We offer to consider the best and interesting facts:

  1. The hammer appeared before our era.
  2. Unusual facts about hammers There is an institute in Oxford (English) that is named after a door knocker. Since the 11th century, the doors of the institute have been decorated with a hammer made of copper in the shape of an animal, but in the 1330s such a hammer was stolen by cunning students, and we will place one of them on the door of our own home. In 1890 the house was put up for sale and bought. .

    .. Believe it or not, the very institution to return your legitimate hammer.

  3. There are even copper-clad steel hammers that are most often used by firefighters or foremen when repairing in explosive environments. The fact is that upon impact, copper does not produce sparks, and if you need to work in explosive places (for example, in a building where a gas leak has occurred), such tools are simply vital.

  4. By the way, the hammer was the favorite weapon of the maniac Alexander Pichushkin, who committed about 49 murders (proven), although according to certain data the number is 61 victims. All died from the hammer blows.
  5. In zero gravity, a special hammer is used, which will not be repelled upon impact, and there will be heavy metal shot in the middle of the hollow tool.
  6. There are various papal regalia, and one of them is the gold ring (it is the Fisherman's Ring) which depicts St. Peter.

    He sits in the boat and throws the net. When the Pope dies, the Candinal Camelengo destroys the ring with a special ceremonial hammer.

  7. There are special automatic hammers with a bandolier, and now neither the master nor the housewife will beat off their fingers with a hammer.
  8. There is Thor's hammer, which is called "mjolnir" (in Germanic-Scandinavian mythology). According to legend, no one could lift such a hammer, only Thor, who put on iron magic mittens, which turned the hammer into a throwing weapon, and the tool, after being hit, returned back to Thor's mittens.

  9. In 1545, a disaster struck - the galleon "Mary Rose" drowned. When he was lifted from the bottom, they found many jars in the doctor's cabin, and also a mallet made of wood, which used to be ... anesthesia.

    In those days, this method was used very often, and it took a lot of experience, as well as the ability to simply stun a person, and not kill him with one blow to the head. This method was invented by Dr. Rausch.

We hope you enjoyed this collection and the interesting facts became an interesting discovery for you.

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