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That's what I've named my knee support stick / rock hammer. I used it for the first time on a Tulsa Geological Society field trip yesterday. With the stick for support, I scrambled up and down the outcrops better than the others my age. When asked "What would it cost for you to make me one?", I responded "You couldn't afford it." Joking of course.
 

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"Go my sons burn your books

Buy yourselves stout shoes

Get away to the mountains, the deserts

And the deepest recesses of the Earth

In this way and no other

Will you gain true knowledge of things

and their properties."

--Peter Severinus
 

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Good looking Rock Hammer CAS14.
 
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Minerox sells them with a handle too short for cane-style support. I first bought one of those and removed the handle. Then I called them, and they were willing to sell just the rock hammer head.
http://www.minerox.com/mobile/Category.aspx?id=1923

I used a hickory sledge hammer handle from a nearby hardware store. I used a rubber trekking pole tip from a Salt Lake City company.
 

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I was wondering where the name came from. Interesting rock formation in the second picture.
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Petrus (Peter) Severinus was a 16th century philosopher/scientist whose quotes I first read in a history of science course in about 1970.
 

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It makes me think of a more useful Bavarian walking stick. You know, those ones with the useless axe heads? Of course to my slightly demented mind war hammer popped up first!
 

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It makes me think of a more useful Bavarian walking stick. You know, those ones with the useless axe heads? Of course to my slightly demented mind war hammer popped up first!
Ha ha! I do think I might take out a large wild boar with it. Ferrel pigs are a growing problem here.
 
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