This Fretz® Jeweler's rounded wide raising hammer is ideal for precise, intricate metal work, and for creating custom bezels and small vessel forms. Scaled down from the larger Silversmith version, this hammer creates seamless forms with no thinning—perfect for hammering concave curves. The rounded edges of the faces leave subtle, shimmering hammer marks on the metal. Raising hammers feature two wide, rectangular faces that are designed to be used with stakes. The hammer is applied to the outside of the metal, forcing it onto the stake or other form. The hammer shapes the metal, leaving it relatively smooth (as compared to pieces raised with narrow cross-peen hammers).
Designed by Bill Fretz, this jeweler's hammer is built for toughness and durability. The oil-finished handle is made of Padauk wood, known for its strength, stability and beauty; 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 durability and effectiveness.