Types of Hammer
A mortar pick is a chipping hammer specially designed to chip mortar from between bricks - largely for re-pointing work.
One end of the hammer has a chisel edge and the other one a point.
The C.K Mortar Pick features a contoured grip which is comfortable - and it needs to be, many blows will be struck in a working session!
The shaft is tubular steel for strength.
To give it protection from the elements and prevent rusting it is also chrome plated.
This odd looking hammer is a specialist tool for bricklayers.
The chisel (pointed) end is used to cut bricks cleanly and has a very sharp ground cutting edge.
Once the bricks have been laid, the blunt face is used to tap them into place.
This is a hammer that's going to be used outside a lot, so the tubular steel shaft is protected from rusting with chrome plating.
The handle is contoured to give a good grip in what can be very mucky conditions.