Hammers & Hafts

Production takes the fun away, I enjoy experimentation and one-offs, which I usually auction off on my instagram page. However, I am up for the occasional commissioned piece. If you are interested feel free to contact me.


Hammer #51

2lb Rounding hammer with gun-blued rough ground finish. Long Crimson burst ash handle. This hammer was purchased as a gift for @arod421.

Hammer #50

Hammer #50, a milestone hammer. I built this hammer exactly the way I would if I were to reforge my own hammer(#14). 2lb hammer, long 14” handle, rough-ground, gun blued, polished facets and a green burst handle. This represents the height of my work. Hammer #50 is currently up for auction on my instagram @zhfabrications

Hammer #49

16 oz Leather & Tooling hammer. This was a custom forging for Ryan Evers @doingwhaterry Rough ground, 12” Blue-burst handle.


Hammer #48

3lb Rounding hammer with gun-blued rough ground finish and custom engraving. Long Crimson burst ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for Kiiuro Matoi in France

Hammer #47

2.5lb Rounding hammer with gun-blued rough ground finish and custom engraving. Long Crimson burst ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for Lucas Ohara @thelucasohara

Hammer #46

20oz custom claw hammer. Hand engraved & polished finish with green-burst handle. This was a custom forging for @kyle.womc


Hammer #45

20oz custom claw hammer. Stamped “Brooke”. This hammer was a custom forging “all murdered out” for Johnny Brooke of @CraftedWorkshop

Hammer #44

2.5lb Rounding hammer with gun-blued rough ground finish and custom engraving. Long Blue burst ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for @mnappellio

Hammer #43

20oz Dogs head hammer prototype, I love this thing, and I’ll get some pictures soon.


Hammer #42

20oz custom claw hammer. Rough Ground and gun blued head with ebonized ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for the Chris Yates @chr1s.yates

Hammer #41

#41 began life as a deformed claw hammer, after an amputation, I orphaned it into shop service as a wedge driving hammer. It leads a happy and fulfilling life surrounded by its lovely family 14, 38, and 43.

Hammer #40

16oz custom claw hammer. Rough Ground and gun blued head with ebonized ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for the Chris Inserra @chris_inserra


Hammer #39

20oz custom claw hammer. Hand engraved & polished finish with brown-burst handle. This hammer was a custom forging for the Chris Yates @chr1s.yates

Hammer #38

38 is a hafted slitting chisel I forged for my own use… I’ll get around to taking a picture soon.

HaFT #37 Viking Sagaris

I love this thing! This came to me after forging a chipping hammer #35. By changing the proportions & weight a bit as well as using 4140 steel I was able to make a Sagaris, and then proceed to accidentally cut myself multiple times while throwing it across my yard into tree stumps. This went up for auction on my isntagram and was won by @bobanti


Hammer #36

20oz custom claw hammer. Hand engraved & polished finish with crimson-burst handle. This was a custom forging for Chris Hammersly @chrishammerman

Hammer #35

1lb Chipping hammer forged from S7 tool steel. Satin polish with large etched logo. Custom forging for Trent Ozog @ironworker_213

Hammer #34

2lb Rounding hammer with polished facets and a gold-burst ash handle. This was part of a trade deal for a 6” post vise with Andrew Alexander of @blacksmithtools


Hammer #33

2lb Rounding hammer with as-forged with gun-blued finish and polished facets . Ebonized ash finish. This hammer was forged for use in Jimmy Diresta’s blacksmithing course November 2018. This hammer is owned by John Michael @makestuffnation

Hammer #32

2lb Rounding hammer with as-forged with gun-blued finish and polished facets . blue-burst ash finish. This hammer was forged for use in Jimmy Diresta’s blacksmithing course November 2018. This hammer is owned by Scott Wade @scott_wv

Hammer #31

2.5lb Rounding hammer with gun-blued rough ground finish and gold-burst ash handle. Hand Stamped “Durrett”. This was a custom forging for Ryan Durrett @ryandurrett


Hammer #30

2.5lb Rounding hammer with gun-blued rough ground finish and custom engraving. Long Crimson burst ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for Chris Munn @chrismunndesign

Hammer #29

2.5lb Rounding hammer with gun-blued rough ground finish and custom engraving. blue burst ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for Pferd Abrasives @pferd_na

Hammer #28

2.5lb Rounding hammer with gun-blued rough ground finish and custom engraving. Long Crimson burst ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for the legendary Jimmy Diresta


Hammer #27

2lb Rounding hammer as forged. Long ebonized ash handle. This hammer was forged for use in Jimmy Diresta’s blacksmithing course November 2018. This hammer is owned by Ricardo Martinez @builtbyrjm

Hammer #26

2lb Rounding hammer as forged. Long Gold burst ash handle. This hammer was forged for use in Jimmy Diresta’s blacksmithing course November 2018. This hammer is owned by the guy that kind of looked like Dustin Hoffman a little bit…maybe?

Hammer #25

2.5lb Rounding hammer with gun-blued rough ground finish and custom engraving. Long Crimson burst ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for @the-redsmith


Hammer #24

2.5lb Rounding hammer as forged with polished facets. Long ebonized ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for Cody of @Shugartconcepts

Hammer #23

Gold tempered 16oz Claw hammer with an ebonized ash handle. Custom forging for Michael of @Almfab

Hammer #22

2lb Rounding hammer as forged. Long Blue burst ash handle. This hammer was a custom forging for Chad of @Mancrafting


Hammer #21

2lb Rounding hammer as forged. Long Crimson burst ash handle. This hammer was forged for use in Jimmy Diresta’s blacksmithing course November 2018.

Hammer #19

2lb Rounding hammer as forged. Long Orange burst ash handle. This hammer was custom forged for @tstephens19

Hammer #20

2lb Rounding hammer as forged. Long Crimson burst ash handle. This hammer was custom forged for @CrafterMaker


Hammer #18

2lb Rounding hammer as forged. Long Green-burst ash handle. This hammer was custom forged for @mtphillipmetalworks

Hammer #17

2lb Rounding hammer with rough ground gun-blued finish. Long ebony-gold burst ash handle. Custom forging for Chris Inserra.

Hammer #16

2lb Rounding hammer with rough ground gun-blued finish. Long Natural ash handle. This hammer was forged for use in Jimmy Diresta’s blacksmithing course November 2018.


Hammer #15

2.5lb rounding hammer as forged for Derek Auns of Handcrafted by Auns. Long handle with Ebonized finish.

Hammer #14

2lb Rounding hammer as forge. I made this one for myself, one slightly domed flat face and one moderately domed face. Long handle Green-burst ash handle.

Hammer #13

So, one of my good friends and fellow YouTuber Brett Mcaffee runs the channel Skull and Spade 13, I new from the beginning hammer 13 was his. For this 3lb rounding hammer, I decided to go all out and learn hand engraving. I went with a slightly higher temper to achieve a gold finish. I finished this hammer with an ebonized ash handle.


Hammer #12

Custom forging for Tom Mcallister of of McAllister Home. Tom wanted a Rough forged rounding 3lb rounding hammer. I left the tempering color on the faces. Tom will also be handling this one himself, pictures to come.

Hammer #11

16oz modified ball peen with gold temper and blueburst ash handle. This was a result of me experimenting with some new dies I fabricated for my hydraulic press. Purchased by Dan Stark.

Hammer #10

24oz Texturing hammer (head only) forged from 1045 steel. The textured face is moderately radiused while the smooth side has a mild radius. This hammer is is owned by Nick Ryan of NJR Workshop.

 

 


Hammer #9

24oz Texturing hammer (head only) forged from 1045 steel. The textured face is moderately radiused while the smooth side has a mild radius. This was my first texturing hammer and I'm still using it. This hammer was sent @Grazmakes as a collaboration/gift.

 

Hammer #8

16oz claw hammer forged from 1045 steel. Torched and ebonized ash handle. This was my first claw hammer and a custom request from my friend

 

 

 

Hammer #7

7oz tooling hammer

1018 mild steel tooling hammer as forged with green burst ash handle. This hammer is owned by Two Avacados design

 


Hammer #6 

6oz tooling hammer,

1018 mild steel tooling hammer (head only), sent to @MetalMover01 as a gift.

 

Hammer #5

20oz Texturing hammer forged from 1045 steel. The textured face is moderately radiused while the smooth side has a mild radius. This was my first texturing hammer and I'm still using it.

Hammer #4

10oz Struck tool blank. Forged from 5160. I haven't bothered to finish this one out yet. I'll update the picture when I do.


Hammer #3

10oz tooling/plane adjustment hammer forged from 5160 steel. This hammer is owned by the legendary Jay Bates!

Hammer #2

10oz slitting chisel forged from 5160. This was my first attempt at a handled slitting chisel for 1/2" metal joinery. It still lives in my shop...somewhere.

Hammer #1

10oz tooling hammer forged from 5160 steel. Owned by Tom @McAllisterHome