S/2827 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae Bung Hammer
A good solid well used lignum vitae bung hammer in heart and sap wood, having a turned and reeded grip handle. Bung hammers, as the name suggests, were used by coopers to hammer in bungs on wooden casks and barrels. The whole has a lovely colour and patination.
12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) Wide
2½ in. (6.5 cm.) Deep
1 in. (2.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1840