This Fretz® Maker® large embossing PrecisionSmith hammer is a great option for jewelers who are looking for a budget-friendly tool without sacrificing quality. This hammer has a long head with smaller, domed faces of different curvatures for embossing and texturing; it is ideal for precise, intricate metal work such as filigree, and for creating custom bezels and small vessel forms. This hammer can also produce dramatic texturing on flat or curved metal and doming or stretching metal. Work pieces from the back or inside to create raised, three-dimensional forms, a technique also known as repoussé.
Scaled-down jewelers’ hammers, PrecisionSmith hammers are perfect for use with lighter metal gauges; 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, has an oil finish and 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."