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I agree with Brian type I,  2.5 - 3#.  Temper 475- 500 F.  

Take your time, my leg is broken and I am going nowhere for a while. 

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Jeremy, 

I would go with type III, 2.5 to 2.75lbs. 475 degrees, I don’t want marks-indents on the face is my biggest concern. 

Kindest regards, 

 

Gary LT

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How wide can you make the face? I like a broad face. 1 3/4, or so. I'd want 2.5lb or a touch heavier also. I'm liking the look of type 1, but 3 may be more my speed IDK. 

 

Maybe a 500° or so for me, I like a pretty anvil. Or whatever you can add to a batch. 

 

Thanks man!

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Zeb, this is the one he made me last weekend:

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It weighs in right at 2 lbs and the face is a touch over 1.5" square.  After watching Smurfette in action, I'm thinking that 1.75" wouldn't be a problem.

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On 3/13/2020 at 6:22 PM, Zeb Camper said:

How wide can you make the face?

 

I can make it just about whatever you want. At 3 lbs I can make a pretty broad face somewhere in the 2" range. I will get some measurements of the hammers I have on hand. 

 

I made 5 batches of charcoal yesterday so lots if forging coming this week.

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One slip with the power hammer caused me 25 extra minutes and 3 or 4 heats to bet it back! :angry:

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Not to be an elitist but arn't japanese blade/swordsmiths hammers supposed to taper down toward the face rather than the back?


I remember a video of a japanese blacksmith talking about their hammers and anvils and the reasons for why the handles/heads are angled,
but I dont remember if he talked about the taper of the hammers head...hm imma go look it up.

if I find it, wanna see?
he is speaking in english :'P 

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8 minutes ago, J.Leon_Szesny said:

Not to be an elitist but arn't japanese blade/swordsmiths hammers supposed to taper down toward the face rather than the back?

Your probably right!!! I can make it like that but it wont have an angled handle?!?!

Have a look a this 

http://islandblacksmith.ca/2013/04/why-you-need-a-japanese-swordsmiths-hammer/

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10 minutes ago, Jeremy Blohm said:

Your probably right!!! I can make it like that but it wont have an angled handle?!?!

Have a look a this 

http://islandblacksmith.ca/2013/04/why-you-need-a-japanese-swordsmiths-hammer/


aaah!
hammer tapers toward the face so "the small face is better suited for working on a narrow target, keeping the hammer from hitting the anvil as the bevel gets thinner" 
I forgot, lol.

also there's the video I was talking about! 
cool thx man, wasn't sure where it was 

angled handle or angled eye, in the end It both works, thats how I see it.

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Maybe I should call mine an Americanized bladesmiths hammer :lol:

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Here is a 4 lb type II hammer up for sale. I will make a handle for it tomorrow. PM me for price and details.

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