Something to think about...

...the dignity and importance of the smith's art is at once apparent. While others besides him use hammers, it is to the smith that they all must go for their hammers.

-Richardson

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hammer Technique

This is a subject that is most important to me as a smith. I've heard and read a number of directions regarding the use of a hammer. I've also heard of smiths getting tendinitis from improper hammering technique. I was browsing through the iforgeiron site last night and came across a delightful tutorial on hammer use by the well-known smith Uri Hofi. Check out these links. I think you will be rewarded by what you read.


2 comments:

Albert A Rasch said...

Fellows,

Thanks for the links, I found them really demonstrative. I got Weyger's books many years ago and have used the same method...

if not with the best results!

Regards,
Albert A Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles

Todd: said...

Weygers is classic. Every smith should have his book. I've been practicing Hofi's hammer technique and I'm really liking it. My arm definitely is not tiring as quickly.