Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: IL.2008.3.14
Dimensions: 19 in X 2 ⅞ in
Dimensions (Metric): 48.26 cm X 5.08 cm
Recovered bam-bam tool, made of steel and plastic and encrusted in dirt and dust. Remnants of electrical tape are on its handle.
The bam-bam tool, also known as a slap hammer, is used by firefighters to break locks on doors without having to resort to breaking the door itself.