This Fretz® Jeweler's sharp texturing and raising hammer is ideal for precise, intricate metal work, and for creating custom bezels and small vessel forms. It creates seamless forms with no thinning—perfect for hammering finer concave curves. Raising hammers 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, shaping the metal. The extremely narrow texturing face leaves an attractive, distinct linear texture on the metal surface.
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.