Seller: vjs1946 (4,168) 100%, Location: Mattawamkeag, Maine, Ships to: US, Item: 191789491393 Condition: Please see photos & item description, Maker: BLACKSMITH, Material: Metal & Wood, Details: We are pleased to offer this original, blacksmith made, hand forged snowball or snow knocking hammer. From our own collection. This is an item that should be in every early logging collection. This neat little hammer would have hung from the horses harness by the leather on the end of the handle. These snow knocking hammers were used to knock the ice ball out of the horse shoe before starting up a slick hill or walking in on the barn floor so the horse has traction. Old and blacksmith made, this is in fine condition. It is uncommon to find these with a wood handle. The hammer measures 9 7/8" long with a 4 1/4" long head. No two snowball hammers are exactly alike. If you have followed our auctions in the past, you know that we handle a lot of vintage hand forged items. We scour barns and outbuildings in Maine looking for little gems such as this one. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed or your purchase price refunded within 3 days of receiving item. We will gladly combine items to save on your shipping costs. Check out my other items! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! WHILE HERE WHY NOT VISIT OUR ebay STORE.