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What, no EDC Hammers??

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by stugumby, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. stugumby

    stugumby Loaded Pockets

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    Just puzzled by why so many of us have pocket organizers and carry multi tools but inevitably we find ourselves having to hit something with a hammer to move or adjust or bip it back into place etc. So i was thinking, what about an EDC Hammer?

    Somewhere in my old junk drawer is an old gunsmith type hammer with 3 changeable ends, brass, metal and plastic/rubberish. just the thing for those occasional items that need to be bipped into compliance. Any other ideas out there?/
     
  2. HybridMomentsPass

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    Not sure of the size of the hammer youre talking about, but it seems like it'd take up quite a bit of space. And many of us would have some 'splainin to do if stopped by local law enforcement 'uhh son, whats the hammer for?'
     
  3. HappyStuffing

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    Good point, I have actually never thought about EDC'ing a hammer. Hmm.

    I suppose the reason might be because it is very easy to substitute a hammer with many objects lying around? I know this could be said with many thing we carry to some degree or another, but it is the first reason that creeps into my head.
     
  4. Mumbojumboo
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    Mumbojumboo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I have a few hammers in my truck. I don't think there is any laws about carrying a hammer. I see many bikers do it. I don't just because the truck is close and a decent hammer would be too heavy.
     
  5. neutrontech
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    I can't imagine why I would have to explain a hammer to law enforcement. I honestly can't imagine law enforcement even asking why I would have one. I don't carry one because of the weight. I do have one in my car, though.
     
  6. jsmitty1967
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    Doesn't the leatherman MUT have a hammer face on it?
     
  7. Prætorian ®

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    +1, carrying too much crap as it is (office junk, the EDC stuff, I don't mind) *lol*
     
  8. indigo_wolf

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    Yes, it does.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
  9. mossyoak

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    yep, but I never used it, probably because the Stanley FUBAR is far more effective.
     
  10. indigo_wolf

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    The only thing I have found myself having to "bip" back into place is the hinge pins on a Pelican case. For that task, the short edge of a closed SwissTool has worked as if it were born to the task.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
  11. indigo

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    I have a few small hammers in my work toolbox and carry a larger hardware store in my booth toolbag for pulling up and pounding in stakes. They all come with me whenever I am selling out in the field. I can't imagine EDCing one though. A hammer needs a certain amount of length and weight to be useful and it simply doesn't fit well in a pocket. Unless you are Thor...leave the hammer in the box. :)
     
  12. JAfromMn

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    I carry a small hammer in my to go tool bag[​IMG][/IMG] this is the smallest practical claw hammer I could find. the mag light in the pic's for scale.


    I still got to get a new tool bag. :)
     
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    [​IMG]
    I keep one of these in my go bag and keep one in my toolbag in the car.
     
  14. archimedes

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    I don't know about EDC (a bit large and heavy for keychain carry ... ), but that Fubar is pretty useful.
     
  15. Narcosynthesis

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    In a proper toolkit, yes. As everyday EDC no...

    They are just too bulky ad heavy for easy carry to me, and are also fairly easily replaceable with various bodges depending on what you need to do - the flat outer of a multitool, rocks or any other solid item, or a kick with my foot has always gotten me through.

    As for carrying a hammer, that depends on where you are and the local atmosphere - here in the UK at least there is a provision in the law for improvised weapons, of which a hammer is very easy to use as one - carried in a toolbox in your car you will never be questioned, one stuck in your belt as you enter a notoriously violent pub may be another matter though...
     
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    Where did you get that hammer I haven't seen one that is that small that look's like that? I could use one.
     
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    The Stanley Fubar is a nice tool, I like the Dead On version better as a hammer. I have both, the Fubar is better for prying. They both are awesome demo tools.
     
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    I disagree this is a good topic for those of us who do carry a hammer.