APT's 8326CHD - The classic Chaser Hammer has an Old World European design that is still used today by Jewelers, Watchmakers & other Craftspeople.
The 1" double-sided Chasing Hammer is like getting two tools in one. This versatile Chasing Hammer has one large, Flat Face & Convex Face for striking chasing tools or polishing metal for peening, texturing & riveting. Polished DLB steel head mounted in a well-balanced hardwood handle w/a comfortable grip is smooth to the touch. The hammer head is forged-tempered & high polished steel.
The Chasing Hammer is commonly used by Jewelers, is perfect for light weight gold, gold filled, silver, copper & brass metal sheet or hardening or soft wire, texturing metal, jewelry making & metal smiting etc. Flat head is used to planishing, flatten, dent, mark, shape, bend metal & form objects or to strike chasing tools. One advantage to having the curved face - slightly domed is to reduce surface marring form the hammer's edge when striking. The round convex face of this hammer is used for omnidirectional drawing, shaping, sculpting, flattening objects & striking chasing stakes. Other uses are to work out dings, dents & imperfections in metal (Not for auto body repair). The hammer is perfect used with a steel bench block/anvil or staking tools. When used properly - weight of the head, rather than the muscles in your arm & hand, drives the downward motion of this tool.
This is a more popular style with European Silversmiths & preferred by Jewelers worldwide. Other industries that use the Chasing Hammer are Watchmakers, Metal-Smith, Goldsmith, Blacksmiths, Silversmiths, Gunsmith's bench, Craftsman, Planishing, Model Maker, Hobbyists, Metal & Renaissance Artists.
Double-sided Chaser, Chasing Hammer or Planishing Hammer
Photo Features & Benefits:
Finished & fitted with high quality wood handle that is smooth to the touch
High Grade Hardened / Tempered on Striking Faces
The Convex Face reduce surface marring form the hammer's edge when striking
The large face side can be used for flattening or hitting chasing tools
Planishing: A flat-faced hammer is used over a smooth, rounded surface to even out the rough dished surface
Flat face: 1" (25mm) diameter
Convex Face: 1" (25mm) diameter
Head: 2-1/4" length
Handle: 9." length
Head & handle overall length: 9-1/2"
Weight: 5 or 6oz
Do not use a single Chasing Hammer for both purposes, as chasing will mar the surface of your hammer & transfer onto your metal.