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Piton hammer

Accession Number

669.2008.1

Object Name

Piton hammer

Created

16/12/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

16/12/2008

Brief Description

'Stubai' piton hammer. Wooden shaft with leather leash through hole at the bottom. Square hammer head and smooth pick.

Materials

wood, metal, leather

Dimensions

Shaft 23(l) x 11(cir)cms. Head 14(l) cms.

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Diamond on the head with "STUBAI" inside.

Colour

brown, silver

Maker

Stubai

Object Production Place

Austria

Provenance

A blush of rust on the head, otherwise this lovely wee piton hammer is in mint condition and doesn't look as if it's ever bashed a piton - even the original leather wrist loop is still there. Most rock climbers carried a 'rack' of pitons and a hammer to drive them in, in the 1960's and 70's until improved protection technology rendered them both redundant. These Stubai ones were fairly common, but few have survived in such good condition

Acquisition Date

16/12/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Normal Location

Bohuntin

Current Location

Bohuntin

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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