What Does Santa Bring a Metalsmith?
Lucky me! Among other desirable goodies, Santa gave me two hammers and a really nice steel block set inside a non-slip, noise reducing rubber holder! These are Fretz #10 and #11 raising hammers…perfect for use when a smaller striking head is desired with a lighter touch. I have a lovely collection of Fretz hammers, but I didn’t have these two. They will come in very handy when I get back to making raised and textured cuffs! I can’t say enough about Fretz tools…they are well-made of quality materials with handles of exotic Padauk wood that fit beautifully in the palm of one’s hand. The balance is perfect, which helps to lessen physical arm stress, and they are gorgeous beyond compare! Santa has indeed been very good to me!