Graphical Construction Glossary >> masonry. >> brickwork >> Bricklayers Hammer
Above is a standard brickie's hammer with the cutting edge. Note that it is an edge, very similar to a carpenter's firmer chisel. That is to top face is flat and the underside is bevelled. The chisel edge is for cutting bricks in a particular direction. Also note that the head of the hammer is square.
Don't confuse these with the similar looking geologist's hammer, which has the end coming to a point.
The one at the top right is a hammer with a scutching head and below that is a detail of the same. The scutching combs are bought in packets and when they are worn they are thrown away.
Here are some tool marks made by a scutching hammer on a piece of rubble masonry.
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