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My first straight peen hammer

Xavier F-C

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I finished the hammer yesterday and I wanted to show you the result. I learned a lot while doing both the head and the handle.

The hammer was made from 32 X 140 mm square stock and I designed the peen to help me draw metal faster.
The handle was made from a raw branch of ash and it measures around 35 cm. I charred it using a bonfire and coated it with linseed oil while it was hot.
The hammer head weights around 2,4 lbs and handle weights approximately 0,4 lbs.
I left the head unhardened.






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I made the hammer recently, so I have not tested it yet. (My forge is outside and I work when it is not raining.)
However, I am already happy about the texture of the handle and the balance of the head.
The steel is around low to medium carbon steel, according to the spark test I made.

Thanks for responding.

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