Authentic / Flown  MIR Space Station EVA Hammer
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MIR Space Station EVA Hammer

This is an actual hammer which was used on the MIR Space Station during EVA's.

It is an authentic, flown piece
of Russian Space History.

It is 15.5" long and was used for work outside of the
MIR Space Station.  It was flown aboard the Soyuz TM-16 mission and used by cosmonaut Alexander Poleshuk.

The (EVA) Extra Vehicular Activity hammer is constructed of Beryllium Copper alloy to withstand the minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit work environment. The head of the hammer contains steel shot to prevent inertial blowback and increase kinetic energy transfer to the struck object. A lanyard would be attached to a sliding ring in the handle. The other end would be affixed to either the cosmonaut or the spacecraft. This would prevent it being lost in space.
Weight of the Hammer - On Earth = 4 Lbs / In Space = 0

Below is the original Certificate of Authenticity from Russia
Hammer Certificate of Authenticity from Russia
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