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Big Blu 7 lb. Dogface Hammer

Big Blu 7 lb. Dogface Hammer
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Price: $199.00USD
Product ID : BLUK2
Manufacturer: BIG BLU hammers
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Big Blu K-2 7 lb. Dog Face hammer.

2" square faces, one beveled, one not.

6 3/4" head length.

15" tool length.

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 their angle true. 

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