FRETZ CHASING HAMMER
A fantastic addition to your Fretz hammer collection. Bill Fretz has designed a hammer based on an old model of his own. The cast, stainless steel head of this hammer is features highly polished faces. The larger is a slightly-domed 1-1/8" diameter while the smaller is a 1/2" pein end.
The Fretz Chasing Hammer will feel heavy compared to other hammers (its overall weight is 156g), but that extra weight along with the handle design lets the hammer deliver the blow and not your hand. This will minimize your effort when chasing.
The head of the Fretz Chasing Hammer has been hardened to 50Rc; important since chasing requires blows of hammer against chasing tool. Other hammers are design only for hammer against metal. Unfortunately the polished face of the Fretz Chasing Hammer may become marred during normal use. This will in no way affect its performance while chasing. Should you wish to keep the head in excellent shape for other purposes, please avoid using it in conjunction with chasing tools.
As always the Fretz Chasing Hammer features a handle of Padauk, a tough type of Rosewood. It is not a pistol grip like traditional chasing hammers.
Fretz model: HMR-17
Head length: 68mm (2-1/3")
Face #1: 29mm (1-1/8quot;) slighly domed
Face #2: 12mm (15/32") ball pein end
Overall length: 240mm (9-3/8")
(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.,