This small, wide PrecisionSmith raising hammer in the economical Maker® line from Fretz® 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 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 and shaping it, leaving it relatively smooth (as compared to pieces raised with narrow cross-peen hammers). Scaled-down jeweler’s hammers, PrecisionSmith hammers are intended for use with lighter metal gauges and for fine, detailed work. 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 oil-finished handle is crafted from North American ash and is specially shaped to give you a light touch; the narrowed neck flexes slightly as you hammer for ultimate comfort. As the people at Fretz say, "Every maker deserves to work with quality tools."