Fretz® Silversmith hammers, some of the most commonly used hammers among jewelers, offer larger heads that are ideal for shaping small sculptures and hollowware. Use this planishing hammer for smoothing metal. Designed by Bill Fretz, it's built for toughness and durability. The handle is made of Padauk wood, known for its strength, stability and beauty, and is oil-finished; it's specially shaped to give you a light touch, and the thin neck flexes slightly as you hammer for ultimate comfort. Head is cast from 420-grade stainless steel and tool hardened to 50 HRC for maximum durability and effectiveness.