Straight Peen Hammer, 2-2.2 LBS, Plane Old Iron
- Gift wrapping:
- Options available
- Calculated at Checkout
Straight Peen Hammer, 2-2.2 LBS, Plane Old Iron Forge
Straight Peen Hammer in German style made by Plane Old Iron Forge in Newcastle, NSW.
In our opinion the straight peen is a very useful shape for bladesmiths, as the peen is parallel to the handle! So drawing out the blade length is a more natural movement, giving more power and control than when using a cross peen.
These are a good weight for knife making, heavy enough to really move metal but not heavy enough to wear out smiths not hammering every day. If getting one hammer when starting bladesmithing, this is the one to start with. It may not be as versatile as a rounding hammer for all kind of blacksmithing tasks - but for bladesmiths this is a great hammer. (<< Bjorn's amateur opinion, at least)
The head weight is approx. 2-2.2 LBS of 1045 carbon steel forged in Newcastle, NSW to a well-balanced head of about 110 x 45 x 40 mm with polished straight peen and flat face. The handle is in beautiful Spotted gum and with an American Walnut wedge, finished with linseed oil. The handle has a simple, functional shape with flattened sides for good indexing in the hand, even with gloves. 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 grandchildren!