There are about 50 different styles of hammers, each one having a trade name. They are of every size, from a tack-hammer, weighting a few ounces, up to the blacksmith's great straight-handled sledge-hammer, weighing twenty pounds or more. Many are named after the trade in which they are used.

Types of Hammers

There are about 50 different styles of hammers, each one having a trade name. They are of every size,…

A mallet is a type of hammer with a head made of softer materials than the steel normally used in hammerheads, so as to avoid damaging a delicate surface.

Mallets

A mallet is a type of hammer with a head made of softer materials than the steel normally used in hammerheads,…

Two men with hammers and a pile of rocks.

Men at work

Two men with hammers and a pile of rocks.

A sled is a sliding vehicle designed to transport passengers and/or cargo by using a running mechanism and smooth undersides instead of wheels.

Sied View of a Sled

A sled is a sliding vehicle designed to transport passengers and/or cargo by using a running mechanism…

A sled, sledge, or sleigh is a vehicle that moves by sliding. Usually runners or a smooth underside enable a sled to slide. Sleds are used for transport on surfaces with low friction, usually snow or ice. In some cases however, mud, grass, or even smooth stones make a good surface for sleds.

Two Rim Sled

A sled, sledge, or sleigh is a vehicle that moves by sliding. Usually runners or a smooth underside…