Metal fork - brass

Talonwarlok

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Antique store find - brass about 6 inches in length - hammer or handle with two rounded prongs. Rings when hit but doubt it's a tuning fork. Not sure if it is antique or tooled to appear old. Looking for a purpose and identification.

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I've never seen one of those in my life, by it's evidently intended for use to reduce/eliminate the chance of creating a spark
 

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I've never seen one of those in my life, by it's evidently intended for use to reduce/eliminate the chance of creating a spark

Not necessarily so. Mechanics, machinists and other worker use brass and sometimes copper hammers to not mar up steel parts that need persuasion. Heck, you're a jewelry guy, I make jewelry and use a brass hammer to hit my maker mark, sterling, 14K, etc. punches as well as design punches and hole punches so as to not eventually mushroom the tops of the punches.
 

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I thought everyone knew what that is.:weee:
 

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"Hey mister, could you hand me that "Forammer":laughing7:
 

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jewelerguy

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Not necessarily so. Mechanics, machinists and other worker use brass and sometimes copper hammers to not mar up steel parts that need persuasion. Heck, you're a jewelry guy, I make jewelry and use a brass hammer to hit my maker mark, sterling, 14K, etc. punches as well as design punches and hole punches so as to not eventually mushroom the tops of the punches.

true. I should have mentioned that as well. hopefully someone knows what it's intended use is.
 

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Talonwarlok

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I've heard possibilities like dough punch / furnace "key" to open hot doors / and railroad type spike holder. I can find nothing like it online any where. The handle or hammer portion I can find that seems typical for a brass hammer but the purpose of the forked end still confuses me. It's not a pry bar because there is no curve to it and it's not sharp enough to get under anything.
It's weird in a world of pictures that I can't find another like this...
 

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