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FRETZ LARGE PLANISHING HAMMER
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-101
Features 1 flat face and one slightly bowed face
Head length: 74.5mm (2-15/16")
Face #1: 23.5mm (round flat face)
Face #2: 23.5mm (round bowed face)
Overall length: 255mm (10")
(Measurements are approximate)
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.