The Japanese ingot forging hammers primary function is forging down ingots into usable billets. They are made to Ford Hallam's specs, but with my signature Osage orange handle for better ergonomics to help promote recoil, absorb harmful vibrations, to help save your joints. Each hammer head is roughly 650 grams and 5" long
There are 3 hammers:
A cross pien hammer - This hammer is for the first step in breaking down the ingot, and will move the metal the fastest. It can also be used as a raising hammer.
A square faced forming hammer - This is the second hammer to use in forging the ingot. With a pillowed face, it will smooth the deep marks left by the cross pien. It can also be used in various forging and forming tasks.
A planishing hammer - This is the final hammer used in forging the ingot into a usable billet. It has a flat round face that will smooth and flatten the ingot into a finished billet, that is ready for abrasives or layout. This hammer can also be used for various planishing operations, and as a light weight bladesmithing hammer.
Japanese Ingot Forging Hammers
- 5", 650 gram heads Slightly canted, with Osage handles for ergonomics. Weights and sized are approximate.