Snarling iron

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A Snarling iron is a metal worker's tool used to drive the walls of metal vessels. "A snarler... is a worker in teapots, and may... be compared with the leaf bumper who bumps up the leaves commonly seen in metalwork".[1] Examples have come to light in different historical contexts, as in Chanhudaro,[2] Indus valley civilization.

Snarling iron excavated from Chanhudaro, Purana Qila Fort, Delhi


  1. ^ Daily Mail 31 October 1900
  2. ^ Paul Yule, A Harappan 'Snarling Iron' from Chanhu daro, Antiquity 62, 1988, 116–118, ISSN 0003-598X URL: