The RUST Salvaged Hammer is a workbench level 1 tier of Wood and Ore gathering tools in RUST. It requires no fuel to operate but takes consistent durability loss while being used to hit trees, nodes, or any other entity.
Despite requiring the same workbench as the Pickaxe and Hatchet, it only performs at the capacity of the Stone Hatchet and Stone Pickaxe. The tradeoff is a noticeable increase in overall durability and the need to carry 1 tool instead of 2.
There is a chance of finding a Salvaged Hammer in almost every type of crate or as loot from most NPC scientists.
It is quite normal to use a Salvaged Hammer as a melee weapon, sometimes going so far as to use it as a soft-side raiding tool. Its unique blunt impact damage type also means it can damage metal doors, if only slightly. It is the perfect tool for finishing a Sheet Metal Door’s last 1-2 health points. It is not recommended for use with either gathering tea due to its limited resource-gathering capacity.