This Fretz® jeweler’s planishing hammer is ideal for hardening and smoothing metal, and can also be used for raising on small projects or creating subtle textures. Scaled down from the larger Silversmith version, this hammer is a great choice for precise, intricate metal work, and for creating custom bezels and small vessels. Planishing hammers feature two round faces, one flat and one slightly domed, that are polished to a mirror shine, so they can be used to refine the surfaces of jewelry designs and to smooth and remove tool marks left by previous finishing steps.
Designed by Bill Fretz, this jeweler's hammer is built for toughness and durability. The handle is made of Padauk wood, known for its strength, stability and beauty, and is oil-finished; it's specially shaped to give you a light touch, and the narrowed neck flexes slightly as you hammer for ultimate comfort. The head is cast from 420-grade stainless steel and tool hardened to 50 HRC for maximum durability and effectiveness.