Fretz 2 lb Square Head Stamping Hammer
- Perfectly balanced stamping hammer by Fretz.
- Beautiful rosewood handle.
- Has two striking sides measuring 2" x 2".
- Strike on either of the gray faces (not the faces with the logos).
- No flaking from the hammer head.
- Highest quality hammer out there.
- Handle length is 6".
- 2 pounds.
- Hammer head is tool-hardened steel.
At first, I hesitated to buy this hammer because it is so different from a regular hammer. Because I do so much stamping and my wrists hurt I decided to try it. It takes a few tries to get used to it, but I LOVE IT!! The short handle along with the weight makes it much easier to stamp. I can let the hammer drop onto the metal stamp instead of swinging it. It works well with small stamps, but is also easier to get a deeper impression and cleaner stamping from larger stamps.
Best hammer ever! I stamp a lot of stainless steel, and ended up breaking the head off my 2 pound brass hammer. Laura, who is always so helpful, suggested this one and I took her advice. It feels great in my hand, is easy to use and worth every penny! I also like that it doesn't flake. Be sure and follow the instructions about which side to hammer with; I put the warning sticker that comes with it on one side, to remind me!
THE BEST HAMMER FOR STAMPING in my humble opinion. My brass hammer had more impressions than some of my mandala pieces and I needed something sturdier. Being a Fretz gal, I went for this one and haven't looked back since. LOVE it! Really gives me a good whacking advantage for stamping. ;)
This hammer is a GREAT investment!
I was having issues with tendinitis in my elbow and with this being shorter in length than a 2lb brass hammer, and the fact that you "drop" it rather than "swing" it, means less exertion.
I was hesitant to buy this but I finally did it and don't regret it! So amazing! fool proof :) I love to use is for my larger stamps it's gets all the corners! My favorite for and I own all the ones on beaducation lol it's worth the investments you will save money on blanks!
Wow! This thing! Big flat surface with lots of power! Great for the big surface stamps with lots of detail but will make the little designs really deep if you don’t be careful!
At first I kept sliding off when I hit until I got the hang of it. Now it’s much easier to get a full impression with less exertion.
It’s cool looking too!
Maybe I need more practice but I’m not finding this any easier to get a good impression then the brass hammer.
I love this hammer. My son affectionately called it my Thor hammer LOL.... but it stamps great!
This hammer takes some getting used to. I am loving it for my larger stamps but have to be careful with my smaller stamps as it can make them really deep.
This is heavy! I need to watch the video again to perfect the "drop" technique. I am really looking forward to stamping with it.
I love this hammer. I use this hammer more than any other I have. It is great for the detailed stamps. One good "wack" and most stamps are good to go. I will say though that one must really be careful if you use it on a soft metal (pewter)it will stamp really really deep and mar the underside of the blank.
I need to get better at my technique, as hammering with this can hurt my wrist a little. However, it stamps perfectly and I am really glad I made the purchase. I completely broke my 2 pound brass hammer, as I like to work with thick guages and create large designs. Therefore, if you are thinking about whether the higher expense is worth it, I would say it is in the long run. :)
Fantastic hammer. Not very strong. Has helped me get better impressions. Well worth the money.