The Planishing Hammer is for smoothing metal. The round side is used if the metal has previous raising hammer marks and these need to be smoothed out. The flat side will refine the hammer marks from the rounded side of the Planishing Hammer to a nearly smooth finish. Made of 420 stainless steel and Padauk wood.
Planshing is smoothing the metal against a stake by making the hammer blows overlap. This is a stretching technique which forms the metal to the underlying stake. Planishing can be on flat, convex or concave shapes.
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