Wooden Vs metal hames

Go down

Wooden Vs metal hames Empty Wooden Vs metal hames

Post  Jim Bishop on Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:18 pm

These are my set of wooden hames. I also have a set of metal hames "no picture yet". Which would be better for a civil war impression?
Wooden Vs metal hames 100_0213
Wooden Vs metal hames 100_0212
Jim Bishop
Jim Bishop

Posts : 14
Join date : 2009-05-21
Age : 57
Location : Northeast Mississippi

Back to top Go down

Wooden Vs metal hames Empty Hames

Post  Gery Barker on Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:38 am

Wooden hames were more common, but metal hames did exist. They were solid, not the sheet metal most of ours are. Your hames are a style that came in during the 1920s. That's what we used on our mules when I was a boy in the 40s and 50s. Right now I would not worry about style, you can replace hames easily enough.
If you do want to go to the right thing, I had a pair of nineteenth century originals which I sent to a woodworker to make a replica of and he died before I got them back. I believe there is a drawing of them in a 2002 article in Muzzleloader magazine. They are simple enough that anyone could make them with hand tools.
Gery Barker
Gery Barker

Posts : 24
Join date : 2009-04-08
Age : 75
Location : Edmonton, KY

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum