I would like to spin a wonderful yarn
about the origins of the claw hammer. In my rocker
surrounded by grandchildren sitting on the floor... BUT, I don't have grandchildren. I'm too young. So anyhow. The claw hammer was invented in Rome
, by Romans
. Why? Because
the Romans invented iron nails
The modern claw hammer is called an adze
-eye hammer. It was invented in 1840 by an American blacksmith
. It takes its design from the adze
You probably don't care what possessed me to write a node about a claw hammer. I'm going to tell you anyhow. I'm playing with one and I feel like smashing things with it. I thought before I destroyed things I'd learn about them.
You can learn about the claw hammer and other tools at this website: http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/r/rybczynski-turn.html. I did.