Chouinard Hammer?


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Padawan · · Val David Qc · Joined May 2013 · Points: 1,614

Can anyone tell me what that Chouinard tool is/was used for?
When were these made approx?

Chouinard hammer

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 1,875

The semi-circular recess under the hammer tells me this is not a really old one (they lacked the recess).

http://www.supertopo.com/photos/19/90/320531_6106_L.jpg

But the really ODD thing is that rounded pick. I don't recall ever seeing a tooth-less pick on a Chouinard hammer.

Adding - found one without teeth, but it's not clear that it's a Chouinard (note the sling exiting the handle; never seen a leather sling on a Ch hammer).

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0036/2852/products/Vintage-Chouinard-Ice-Hammer---Detail-1_600x.jpg?v=1315439393

Last update - found a real one:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/07/df/12/07df1254b34b6a1bcd8a3488607e1e1d.jpg

Allen Sanderson · · Oootah · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 1,115

That is a Crag Hammer, not to be confused with snub nosed Yosemite hammer or the Alpine Hammer. They are like the Alpine Hammer but sans teeth. They were made for "free climbing to remove chocks and fixed pegs, and to replace rappel pins" They were made through early 80s.

Padawan · · Val David Qc · Joined May 2013 · Points: 1,614

Thank you guys for clarifying the use of this tool.
And now that i know it's probably not worth a few thousand bucks,i will use it as my route opening/bolting hammer/chipper!
Cheers
Pat

ldsclimber · · Santan Valley, AZ · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 3,360

I paid $250 for a rack of 20 pitons, 10, 1st or 2nd  gen BD Camalots and the hammer. Parted with the cams but seriously hands down best hammer I've ever used and ive used a few. I can't believe these aren't made any

more. I wouldn't sell mine for a grand. It's that awesome! That it's  a Chouinard makes it that muchange cooler:)

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