New Three Pound Viking Style Hammers (Forge Welded)

3 lb. Viking style hammers

3 lb. Viking style hammers

Two new 3 lb. Viking style hammers are on their way to customers today. One is going to a blacksmith in France and the other to a friend just north of me here in California. Both have low-carbon steel bodies forge welded to high-carbon faces and peens. The process is very time consuming but it is very satisfying to do. One advantage to it is that the punching and drifting of the eye is done in a fairly soft steel and is much easier to perform. This is a big help since the strong, asymmetric taper of this hammer profile makes it difficult to keep the eye-hole straight. These hammers should give many years of good service.

4 Responses to “New Three Pound Viking Style Hammers (Forge Welded)”

  1. Willy Cunningham 24. Oct, 2014 at 12:14 am #

    and let me know if you make a 2.5 pound hammer.

    • jaustin 24. Oct, 2014 at 12:41 am #

      Hi: The price of this size of hammer is $225 (head only). I don’t currently do a 2.5 lb. hammer. Hope this helps. If you want to keep this conversation going please email me at: . This is so I can track peoples’ communications in one place (my email account). Thanks for your interest. Yours, Jim.

      • Steve 10. Jan, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

        hi James, what are the dimensions of the starting stock? It’s hard to tell from the picture

        • jaustin 10. Jan, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

          Hi Steve: I use 1.5″ square stock for the body – about 4.5″ long. I forge a piece of W1 to fit it.

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