This Fretz® Maker® large embossing hammer is a great alternative for artists looking for a budget-friendly tool without sacrificing quality. This hammer has a long head with smaller, domed faces ideal for precise metal work, creating custom bezels, doming or stretching metal and making small vessel forms. Work pieces from the back or inside to create raised, three-dimensional forms, a technique also known as repoussé. It can also produce dramatic texturing on flat or curved metal. Scaled-down from the larger Silversmith design, this hammer is built for toughness and durability yet delivers the precision demanded by an artist.
Each hammer in the Maker® line features a wedge and head of 420-grade stainless tool steel for hardness and endurance; the hammer faces are polished and ready to use. The handle, crafted from North American ash with an oil finish, is specially shaped to give you a light touch; a thin neck flexes slightly as you hammer for ultimate comfort. As the people at Fretz say, "Every maker deserves to work with quality tools."