This forming hammer features one flat brass face and one flat nylon face with a lightweight hickory handle; both faces are easily removed to be replaced when worn or when another profile is desired. Forming hammers are used to move and shape metal, either by working directly on the surface of hollowware and jewelry pieces, in combination with steel stakes, or against wood, leather or other forms to shape, refine, sink or stretch the metal. Both faces of this hammer are designed to be easy on the metal being formed. The durable, high-impact white nylon will form and shape without marring metal; it’s a great choice for bending, forming, shaping and flattening metal and minimizing the finishing time required afterward. The relatively soft brass face won’t damage steel tools and also won't scratch the surface of the metal.