Antique French rustic wooden primitive meat tenderiser mallet or hammer

$32.43

Shipping to United States: $54.80

A delightfully rustic handmade antique meat mallet or hammer which would have been used in the farmhouse kitchen for making meat tender.
It had other uses too such as crushing corn, coopering barrels and other carpentry jobs, or hammering corks and barrel taps into place in the farmhouse brew room.
The item was made in primitive fashion in the workshops at the farm where is was used, traditionally on a French farm everything the family needed was handmade from materials sourced from the land.
This mallet is probably oak and would have been made by the resident woodworker from pieces of timber felled on the rural farm, along with other items such as small stools for the milking parlour, bread paddles to move the loaves in the bread oven, butter pats and moulds, gates and fences for the livestock and even plates and bowls for the table.
The block of the head is very dense and ancient timber and the shaft would have been made from a branch cut from trees locally. There is a smattering of old worm holes, long dead, and not affecting the structure of the mallet.
Size approx L34cm, W18cm, D8cm.

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