This Fretz® Silversmith planishing hammer is ideal for smoothing metal—both refining the outside surfaces and removing tool marks left by previous steps. Planishing hammers feature two round faces, one flat and one slightly domed, that are polished to a mirror shine. Silversmith hammers are jeweler’s hammers, sized up to be ideal for heavier metal gauges, hollowware and other larger pieces.
Designed by master metalsmith Bill Fretz, this hammer is built for toughness and durability, and delivers all the features of a Fretz® hammer. The face size, head as well as the weight, length and pistol-grip end of the handle are all designed to Fretz’s specifications for balance, control and precision. 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.