Tool

Hammerstone

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Hand Tool
CATEGORY: Striking

MATERIALS REQUIRED: Rock
BREAKS INTO: Broken Rock

DESCRIPTION: The hammerstone is one of the simplest and oldest tools known to humans. No skill is required to make it, the only skill is in finding and selecting a good one. Durability mainly concerns the hardness and structural integrity of the rock, and efficacy mainly concerns how well it fits in the hand. Hammerstones are used for shaping other stone tools, crushing ores, cracking nuts, breaking bones, and making powders.

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