Not long after posting my love story hard on ode to my splitting mauls I went and broke one. Leave it to me.
I AM STORMAGEDON, DESTROYER OF ALL!!!
Really, I thought it was not that fragile and being drop forged had hoped for a bit more malleability.But alas I was
It was a bit unnerving. I was using the maul as a sledge to hit the splitting wedge into a round of fir and had about 5 or 6 hits when the next hit shattered the maul. I heard pieces of metal hit my surroundings, shrapnel that could very likely have hit me, but missed, fell to the ground. I found only the biggest pieces.
So yeah... it is still useable as a maul, just not as a sledge. My poor precious is now half the maul it used to be. Okay maybe just a few ounces less the maul, but it still diminished its maulhood. I have made sure to keep using it after the break to keep its spirits up and not feel left out.
Tools are meant to be used and abused and I am a master at the latter.
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