This hammer features a solid brass, one pound head. A brass hammer of this size is perfect for hammering ferrous or non-ferrous metals, and is excellent for stamping and dapping. The heavy brass head gives the user a nice "dead blow" (less bounce) which assures better performance when dapping or stamping.
We also carry this hammer in a 2lb size
, which works really well on those detailed design stamps
Because your hammer will show wear after even one use, we cannot accept returns on this item (unless the hammer is otherwise faulty).
If you are having troubles with stamping, this is the hammerfor you. It works especially well with the design stamps. Try standing up and give it one (or a few) strong whack with this hammer, and you will be lookin' good!
The head of this hammer will get a bit dinged up as you stamp with it. That is ok, it will still function just fine. The 'give' or slight softness of the face of the mallet is what allows for an even blow, no matter where you are hitting the stamp against the face of the hammer. This is what makes these brass head mallets different from other hammers, and perfect for stamping.
If you experience flaking from your mallet, don’t worry about it. Your mallet is tough! These are warrior wounds showing what a tough stamper you really are! We recommend you wear safety goggles or protective eye wear when hammering or using other tools.
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A nice heavy hammer is key to stamping on metal, these brass hammers do nicely. You can get some flaking of metal however, since these are softer than the steel stamps.
I used a regular old hammer from Home Depot for 8+ months.. and OMG this is so much better for stamping since all the weight is right at the end.