FRETZ PRECISION HAMMER-WIDE RAISING
Rasiing is for creating a seamless form without thinning the metal. The metal is not stretched but is compressed.
Fretz model: HMR-402
Head length: 65mm (2-9/16")
Face diameters: 13 x 6mm (1/2" x 1/4") and 13 x 5mm (1/2" x 3/16")
Overall hammer length: 215mm (8-5/8")
Small, delicate, almost cute. Fretz precision hammers are scaled-down versions of the popular forming hammers from renowned silversmith Bill Fretz. Though there are small in size, that are definitely not small in performance. You can now achieve precision and finesse you need for fine wire and bezel.
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.,