FRETZ SINGLE ENDED INSERT PLANISHING HAMMER
This planishing hammer features a highly polished flat face that is 19mm in diameter and a replaceable plastic domed face (also 19mm in diameter). The plastic head is excellent for working on metal without leaving a mark. It is held in place by a set screw. An additional set screw along with an Allen are included.
Planishing hammers are used for hardening metal and for smoothing and finishing the surface. It is usually responsible for the faceted and glittering effects seen on bowls and vases.
Fretz model: HMR-6
Features 1 bowed face and 1 replaceable nylon face:
Head length (with insert): 80.1mm (3-1/8")
Face #1: 19mm (round bowed face)
Face #2: 19mm (round flat nylon face)
Overall length: 225mm (8-7/8")
(Measurements are approximate)
Fretz Silversmith„¢s Hammers are unlike any hammers you have ever seen or held before. Only when a Fretz hammer is in your hand, can you fully appreciate or even believe the exquisiteness. With a Fretz hammer, form not only meets function, it meets beauty as well.
Master Silversmith Bill Fretz has designed hammers that are perfect for each step of the forming process; planishing, raising, embossing, riveting, forging. Each hammer has a similar feel making it easy to switch from one to another. Be careful though, once you have a Fretz hammer in your hand, you won„¢t want to put it down.,