Jewelers' hammer

identifier
ID 856
morphology
craft
craft
holotype
MOT V 97.0292 L=22cm WD=8cm WT=50gr. Inscription: 12.
holotype
MOT V 99.0291 L=15cm WD=7cm WT=100gr
alias
watch makers' hammer (syn.)
alias
staking hammer (syn.)
description

The jeweler's hammer is a small (approx. 15-25 cm) and light (approx. 50-100 g) hammer. The head (approx. 7-10 cm) has one wedge-shaped end and one circular or square (approx. 1 cm). The handle is made of wood. Another model is all-metal with a short, round handle. The goldsmith uses this hammer to perform very fine and precise work, such as embossing. [MOT]