Renowned artist and designer Michael Good has teamed up with Bill Fretz to bring you to outstanding planishing hammers perfect for use in anticlastic raising. This tool was made to Mr. Good's specifications with unmatched quality you have come to expect from a Fretz hammer.
Anticlastic raising is a technique used to form metal sheet with a hammer on a sinusoidal stake, though this hammer can be used on regular stakes or anvils.
An interesting feature of the Michael Good CP-1 Cross Pein hammer is its long, slightly curved head. This allows you make long arcing blows. Secondly, two faces deliver different results. The narrow face is for working on thin, concave curves. The larger face is heavier and thicker, perfect for heavier materials. The faces are straight with curved edges.
Head length: 148mm (5-7/8"")
Face diameters: 28 x 9mm and 18 x 3mm
Overall hammer length: 250mm (9-7/8"")
Fretz SilversmithÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢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 wonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t want to put it down.