Item NA1 - Bung Starter Mallet. 

A near perfect example of the classic bung starter mallet, I believe this one was manufactured, not made de novo by a cooper.  The tool has a hickory handle, and a head of fine grained beech wood.  The head is offset on the handle and is fixed with a nicely made sliding dovetail with no nails or screws.  The head measures 6 inches long, by 4 inches deep.  The handle extends a bit over 21 inches below the head, and includes the narrow neck section, allowing the handle to flex and it is swung to set up the vibrations in a cask that will loosen the bung.  A little cleaning will make this a great mallet to display and provoke conversation.  Fine


Price -  $60.00

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