This Fretz® heavy chasing hammer, with one large round face and one smaller half-ball face, is ideally suited to your most substantial work. Inspired by the high-relief work of the great Italian Renaissance artists, it is designed in classic European style, with a slightly tilted face, heavy head and slim neck. When used properly, the weight of the head, rather than the muscles in your arm and hand, drives the downward motion of this tool. The large round face is intended for striking chasing tools or punches, and the smaller half-ball face is intended for peening and riveting.
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 thin 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 hardness and endurance.