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What are these punches intended for

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norman valentine07/10/2019 14:31:21
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I have been given a quantity of small punches and I am wondering what they are for. I tried punching steel but it did not leave much of a mark. They work well on aluminium. Are they for hallmarking precious metals?20191007_142233.jpg

Ian Parkin07/10/2019 14:35:48
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Leatherwork?

Derek Lane07/10/2019 14:38:04
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Other than leather work wood carvers have punches similar to these

Georgineer07/10/2019 14:52:07
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We used them in school metalwork lessons to decorate ornamental copperwork - serviette rings, ash trays and the like. That was in 1961 when schools had metalwork shops and could afford to buy metal...

George

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