THE FERDINAND LEITINGER HAMMER COLLECTION

The hammer collection on display on the ground floor of the Radlje ob Dravi Manor is only a small part of the extensive collection of 2,500 objects and over 3,400 books accumulated by Ferdinand Leitinger, an amateur collector from Radlje ob Dravi.

Ferdinand Leitinger accumulated 210 different hammers, ranging from blacksmiths' hammers, stone cutting hammers, masonry hammers, shoemakers' hammers, scythe-blade sharpening hammers, hammers for glass and sledge-hammers to all-purpose hammers and other specialised hammers.

The hammer display is supplemented by presenting the phenomenon and historic development of hammers, as well as the mythological relevance of blacksmiths as being the first craftsmen to use a hammer.

Reproduced from: Koroška Regional Museum (www.kpm.si)