Forge-welded Viking Hammers
These 24 ounce and 3 pound hammers are each forge-welded from three pieces and patterned after particularly beautiful finds from Scandinavia's Viking age (as interpreted by James Austin). Traditionally, when high-carbon steel was an expensive resource, hammers and other heavy tools would be shaped from soft iron and faced with high carbon steel to give them toughness against damage and wear. These hammers are made in this tradition.
Body: 1018 mild steel.
Face & peen: W1 tool steel.
Haft (if applicable): White oak or hickory.