Ergonomic Hofi Style Hammer
This popular industry standard hammer is ergonomically designed to work with the natural movements of the body. Made from top quality forged and heat treated tool steel. Finished and fitted with shock mounted wood handle. Used by both Blacksmiths and Farriers.
These hammers are all hand dressed and finished by experts. Forged hammers will vary somewhat as they are hand forged and hand dressed.
Uri Hofi is a true Master Blacksmith. He has redefined the ancient blacksmith trade with a new ergonomic philosophy which results in less body fatique, and a greater ease and skill for shaping metal on the anvil.
Uri uses the edge of the hammer to fuller material in a single direction. This is one of his secrets to moving metal quickly and easily. If you strike the metal with the face of the hammer, metal moves in all directions. If you strike the metal with the edge of the hammer, metal moves in a direction perpendicular to the edge. This is great for drawing iron.The cross pein is used to fuller material as well. Uri frequently uses it to spread leaf designs in a specific direction. The shape of the hammer allows it to be easily tilted during a blow without throwing off the center of gravity. This is important for accurate blows -- and is most difficult using traditional hammers.
This hammer is a must if your elbow is gone. The hammer has a totally different swing action. The mass, located so close to the handle, lets the hammer do the work. The tapered handle offers a very loose grip preventing carpal tunnel syndrome. The head of the handle is surrounded by silicone that absorbs vibrations. Try it for only 2 days to convince yourself to quit using your other hammers.
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