Tim McCoy Posted February 12, 2010 Share Posted February 12, 2010 In searching the net I have seen a couple examples of Cats Head Hammers. No such hammers discussed here that I can find. Some have flat faces, some faces are cupped; a farriers tool I'm told. Has anyone used one and if one had a flat (properly edged) face and a more radiused pein why would it not make a "suitable" blacksmith hammer?? Seems like having the larger percentage of weight at the "center" of the head would make it function better ... more mass behind a smaller face increases the force per square inch doesn't it? Hofi's hammer seems to have a similar arrangement for the mass used with the widest part of the head being verticle as opposed to horizontal like a cats head. NOT looking for a universal hammer, just wondering how this one doesn't get used or isn't popular? :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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