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Hammer Types and Article Links

Small Tools in the Blacksmith Shop

hammers displayed on repousse stump
Ball Pien, Dishing and Auto-body pecking/planishing hammer.

This setup was built to be easily portable and for sitting while working. The handiest feature is being able to easily rotate the work surface to the best work space.

Repousse - Dishing Hammers
Niagra and PEXTOW Repousee' Dishing Hammers

Atha plannishing hammer
Atha Brand Planishing Hammer

This is a beautiful light pattern hammer deisgined for silversmiths and bronzesmiths.

Cuttler Hammer
Cuttler or Bladesmiths Hammer.

This old style hammer was commonly found in Europe at one time but is now most commonly found in Japan and by bladesmiths world wide. What is the difference between this and a filemaker's hammer? A filemaker's hammer has an angled face and uses a short curved handle so that the hammer is almost held like a handled mug.

European Stone Hammer
Old Stone Hammer


Hammer Handle Repair Day
Annual wood handled too repair and maintenance day. Make it a spring tradition.

Hammer Weight Table
Common hammer and sledge weights in grams, pounds and ounces.

Hammer Eye Dimensions
Hammer eye sizes for forging hammer punches and drifts.

Handles, Rough
Handles for punches, chisles and flatters. Why they are loose fits.

Repousse' and Silversmith's Specialty Hammers
Old web catablog page with diagrams and dimansions of numerous shaped repousse' and silversmith's hammers.

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