Tuareg artisans of Mali are the crafters of this unusual silver salt hammer. Each implement is hand forged of African silver and uniquely decorated with Tuareg carvings. Genuine African salt blocks go back hundreds of years to a time when salt was bartered by traders for gold. We use our salt block to display this authentic Tuareg curiosity and unique conversational piece. Each hammer weighs approximately 7-10 ounces and measures 9"L. Mali.