Stortz Model 83B (Right-Handed) or 83C (Left-Handed) Slate Hammer.
This is the traditional German-made slate hammer with a beveled shank for cutting roof slate on site. Forged of high quality tool steel and made to the most exacting standards, the point, claw and hammer face are specially heat treated to withstand tough use.
The bell patterned leather handle provides a comfortable grip. The center claw pulls nails without damaging the slate, while the checkered face allows for less grazing and slips when hitting nails. The beveled edge on the midsection is used for trimming slate along with a slaters stake, and the hammer point is used for punching holes in the slate.
23 oz. (650 grams). Face: 3/4" X 7/8", 12.75" long, 8.5" head.
This slate hammer is not meant to be used with a slate ripper. Use a slater's restoration hammer such as the Picard 0079010 Roofers Hammer for beating slate rippers.
A slate hammer is a necessary tool for any slate roofer. It’s lightweight and multi-purpose, to cut and trim slate, punch holes in slate, and drive nails during installation. Cutting thicker slates (thicker than 1/4") is also possible with the use of a hammer and stake.