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Hammer holding technique

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That is amazing. If I tried that my hammer would be stuck in the wall behind me.

I try to hold loose so as not to damage my arm. It is something I always try to keep in mind because it is easy to get tense and try to squeeze the hammer handle to death.

I swing a three pound, short handled sledge, for general forging and can do so all day long without wearing my arm out. I hope that means I'm holding it at least partially right. Thanks for sharing the photo.....may have to give that a try. (Just make sure the window isn't behind me for the first little while.

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