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Big Blu 5.6 lb. Dogface Hammer

Big Blu 5.6 lb. Dogface Hammer
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Price: $179.00USD
Product ID : BLUK1
Manufacturer: BIG BLU hammers
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Big Blu 5.6 lb. Dogface Hammer

1 5/8" square faces, one beveled, one not

Head length is 7"

Overall tool is 17 1/2"

What do you do with a Dog Face? Hmmm,..
You can draw steel with them, but it is awkward. There is a technique behind it but it is hard and almost works best with the sledge. It best resembles chopping wood.
That aside their main use is as a planishing hammer, like the old style cutlers hammers. Bladesmiths use them to forge consistent angled plains into a blade. The added weight means they can move metal without much of a swing and thus keep focus on keeping thier angle true.

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