I need to buy a decent hammer for someone as a prezzie, (there are several
chipping in) so money isnt a problem. He is a general builder.
Anyone any ideas of a really decent flash loking hammer, this guy is kind of
bling bling. If you know what I mean.
Money no object.
Thanks again, btw the stains came out of the coat (other recent post about
expanding foam) with Acetone and some fine sanding paper. Coat is tough
canvas material so took a while to scrub, but its clean again, THANKS.
Has to be an Estwing weight forward:
Or if you really want to push the boat out a Vaughan titanium hammer:
Yup! Agreed, and they actually do work!
You could add a Fubar as well
Dave - The Medway Handyman
Comedy that may be. But maraging steel, previously only used for
uranium enrichment centrifuges, is available for golf clubs.
Now if you can find a maraging steel hammer, I'll be well impressed.
Maraging steel is considered a military technology though, so no
taking it with you on contracts to knock up a few sheds in Iran.
I love my _big_ Vaughan framing hammer (hatchet-shape handle) from
Axminster. Quicker for roofwork than a pneumatic, as it's far lighter
to clamber around with.
The "weight forwards" are interesting, but only any good for framing
onto girts. You clout your knuckles if you use them on sheetgoods.
<http://dick.biz (Germany, easy mail order) do some nice bling tools
(especially sharp ones) but the classy Japanese stuff tends to be
"iki" rather than bling - it's a whole different aesthetic. The
smaller square-headed hammers are really good for fine bench
A blacksmith (or bladesmith) might appreciate a "dog faced" hammer,
once they've tried it (at least 30 quid for '50s mil-surplus off eBay
- they're fought over).
But really it just has to be a titanium one (Axminster et al). Just
don't ask me how this "half the weight, twice the inertia" malarkey is
supposed to work.
Don't know if they've any left, but a few years ago Tilgear were doing
clearance deals on sparkproof bronze sledgehammers, up to about 28lb
weight. Very shiny and sparkly gold coloured (just don't polish them,
it's a beryllium bronze!)
Perfect for when you wanted to smash something, without scratching it
with a steel hammer face.
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