Rounding Hammer, 3.5 LBS, Plane Old Iron
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Rounding Hammer, 3.5 LBS, Plane Old Iron Forge
Rounding hammer made by Plane Old Iron Forge in Newcastle, NSW.
A very versatile hammer style popularised over the last several years by Alec Steele and his teacher Brian Brazeal. The rounding hammer has one flat face and one rounded or "squashed ball" face for drawing out metal faster. The combination of a large rounded face that can be used at different angles and the wide flat face with a generous radius for flattening and removing hammer marks makes it the one hammer to grab if only bringing one hammer for a job.
This is a heavy hand forging hammer at 3.5 LBS with good balance and a comfortable, straight handle in Australian spotted gum and American Walnut wedge,with flattened sides for good indexing in use. The handle is finished with linseed oil for long life. The steel head is forged from 1045 carbon steel and the faces are polished.
The hammer is about 360 mm long with the hammer head being 110 x 50 x 50 mm in size. Note these are all individually made and will vary somewhat in exact measurements for the head and the exact handle but all are made by the same blacksmith and using the same materials.
This is a high-quality, Australian-made hammer and one that will last a life time - even though it might need a new handle before you hand it to your grand children!
I’m new to blade smithing and Im glad I spent the money on this hammer. It is far better than the cheeper ones I was trying to use.