Fretz HMR-301 Large Stretching Hammer

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SKU: 137.341-LSH


New in 2015 from Bill and Jordan Fretz, these Extra Large Silversmith Hammers are for when you need to move thicker metals without having to exert yourself. The weight of these hammers make the process of hammering heavy gauge metal easier because the weight of the hammer does the work rather than your arm and shoulders. These hammers do require some added strength to weld but they don't have to be used with anger. Rather let the size and weight of these extra-large silversmiths hammer do the work for you.

These hammers are considerable larger than anything Fretz has offered in the past with hammer weights including handles ranging from 350 to 800 grams (3/4 lbs to 1-3/4 lbs). The handles are fantastic as you have come to expect from Fretz, well-formed, smooth to the touch and nicely finished with thicker diameters than the Fretz Large Silversmith line. Heads are cast 422 Stainless Steel with fully polished ends. For use with non-ferrous metals. These hammers are available individually or in a set of 5. See part number 137.341-KIT for kit.

The HMR-301 is a heavy hammer with an arched head. The curved broad crosspein face makes this an ideal hammer for stretch forming heavy gauge metal. Stretch forming is an ancient way of forming metal by hammering from the inside of a vessel or shape to change the gauge of the metal. The curved head follows the arm in an arc so a fairly deep concave metal surface can be easily worked against a wooden form or a flat anvil surface.

Face ShapeCross-pein
Face Sizes30 x 24mm & 30 x 20mm
Overall Length11"
Head Length160mm
Head TypeForming
Head Weight22.2 oz. (630g)
Country of OriginVietnam

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