The Estwing Chipping Hammer is used for either mineral or fossil collection. The chipping hammer has both a chisel end and a pointed tip end. The chisel end has the chisel placed vertically or parallel with the handle. The pick end is straight or parallel with the head end. The chisel end and the straight pick end provide more accuracy for the removal of specimens from the rock matrix.
Note: Sheaths DO NOT work with this hammer. The Gfeller Casemaker's Holster work with this hammer.
|Head Width||7 1/2 inches|
|Overall Length||11 inches|
|Head Weight||13 ounces|
|Total Weight||1 pound 7 ounces|
The famous Estwing Geo/Paleo Pick GP100 has made a grand reentry after being out of production for several years. The handle has been beefed up to make the unit even stronger. It is 25 inches long with a total weight of 3 pounds. Painted steel with a soft vinyl grip. The light weight but great strength of this makes it a great field tool for any geologist or rockhound.
Not only is this a great digging tool but I use mine to help me navigate the steep slopes of mine tailings. Jab the tip in and pull yourself up then use the hoe end to cut a quick shelf to work from.
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