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Not 100% sure what these are, 4 tools maybe for use with a power hammer?

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Overall length is 16 to 17 inches,

handles are tree wood (have a odd feel like a limb) not turned on a lathe or a dowel rod.

Heads are brazed on. also thy seem hard (haven't run a file over them  too rusty)

The wedge head is sharp (but not too sharp)20190605_155314.thumb.jpg.73bfaa5f6c4d5c4fc78bbde3208028bf.jpg20190605_155324.thumb.jpg.443b25183cde341a4e171c56201cbc3b.jpg20190605_155351.thumb.jpg.9c3d39659665280dab522805c1da7bcb.jpg

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Look like closed dies to me. Probably best used by strikers or treadle hammer rather than a power hammer. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Thanks for the reply Frosty,

I have them soaking in molasses now to remove the rust. Got to google the term closed dies, I haven't heard other than press dies in the down position. When you stop learning they bee giving you the dirt nap!

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If they are power hammer tools I'd call them set tools for use on open dies.  Closed dies are a completely different animal.  

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Uh. . . Er. . . I THOUGHT there was a pic of a matching swage block but don't see it now. Might not have then. A matching bottom tool or swage would've made them closed dies but without they certainly are NOT. 

My bad.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Soaked them in molasses for a good week or so. then just lightly ran them on the expander wheel using 120 grit paper. Some minor pitting. They are fairly hard, would not want them too hard anyway if you hit them.

Just in case you are wondering what they are sitting on, my small shot bag on pc of church pew on a stand.

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Yeah, those should come in handy even if you have to round up a striker.

Frosty The Lucky.

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