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    NC Black: Hammers, Mallets, Stakes, Stake Holders, Forming Blocks

    Spiculum Hammers

    For making tapering metal tubes (spiculums) from flat stock. Heads are hand machined from Billed Steel. Hardwood handles are all hand turned.

    All NC Black items are non-stock items and require a lead time of 3-4 weeks.

    • Used to make small to micro sized spiculums from 24 gauge to 30 gauge metal. Used with the Purple Heart Wood Micro Spiculum Block (37.612) to produce tiny spiculums of all shapes.

      Head Weight1.2 oz.
      Head Length3-1/8"
      Head Face Sizes5/16" x 1/8" & 5/16" x 3/32"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $60.90

      SKU: 37.601

    • Used to make small to medium sized spiculums from 24 gauge to 30 gauge metal. Used with the Purple Heart Wood Macro Spiculum Block (37.613) to produce small spiculums of all shapes.

      Head Weight2 oz.
      Head Length9"
      Head Face Sizes1/2" x 9/64" & 1/2" x 5/64"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $68.25

      SKU: 37.602

    • Named for Betty Hellen Longhi, this hammer is the perfect hammer for all large spiculum needs. The elongated curved shape of the hammer head allows you to work in the perfect angle for turning your metal into spiculums of all shapes. For use with the Bad Betty Spiculum Block (37.616) and the Large Closing Hammer (37.657).

      Head Weight8 oz.
      Head Length5-3/8"
      Head Face Sizes1" x 3/16" & 1" x 7/64"
      Handle Length12"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $78.75

      SKU: 37.603

    • Used to make medium to large sized spiculums. The elongated, curved shape of the hammer head allows you to work at the perfect angle for forming your metal into spiculums of all shapes. Used with the Bad Betty Spiculum Block (37.616) and the Large Closing Hammer (37.657).

      Head Weight4 oz.
      Head Length4-3/4"
      Head Face Sizes3/4" x 9/64" & 3/4" x 5/64"
      Handle Length12"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $80.00

      SKU: 37.650

    • Used to make smaller spiculums than the Micro Spiculum Hammer. Can be used with 26 to 30 gauge metal.. For use with the Purple Heart Micro Spiculum Block and Micro Closing Hammer to produce the tiniest spiculums of all shapes.

      Head Weight1.2 oz.
      Head Length3-1/8"
      Head Face Sizes1/4" x 3/32" & 1/4" x 1/16"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $58.00

      SKU: 37.666

    • Synclastic Shell Forming Hammers

      Used to form sheet metal into concave shapes (such as sea shells). Hand machined from Billet Steel with hand turned hardwood handles.
    • Used to maneuver thin metal and create a wide assortment of traditional shell forms. This is the superlative Micro Synclastic and Micro Shell Forming hammer. It has ideal proportion and weight distribution for Micro Shell Forming 24 gauge to 30 gauge metals.

      Head Weight0.8 oz.
      Head Length1-7/8"
      Head Face Sizes3/8" x 5/16" & 3/8" x 1/4"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $67.20

      SKU: 37.605

    • Used to make small to medium sized spiculums from 24 gauge to 30 gauge metal. Used with the Purple Heart Wood Macro Spiculum Block (37.613) to produce small spiculums of all shapes.

      Head Weight1.2 oz.
      Head Length2-5/16"
      Head Face Sizes5/8" x 3/8" & 5/8" x 1/4"
      Handle Length10"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $71.40

      SKU: 37.606

    • Named for Betty Hellen Longhi, this hammer is the perfect hammer for all large spiculum needs. The elongated curved shape of the hammer head allos you to work in the perfect angle for turning your metal into spiculums of all shapes. For use with the Bad Betty Spiculum Block (37.616) and the Large Closing Hammer (37.657).

      Head Weight3 oz.
      Head Length2-3/4"
      Head Face Sizes3/4 x x 1" & 3/4" x 5/16"
      Handle Length10"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $70.00

      SKU: 37.607

    • Used to make medium to large sized spiculums. The elongated, curved shape of the hammer head allows you to work at the perfect angle for forming your metal into spiculums of all shapes. Used with the Bad Betty Spiculum Block (37.616) and the Large Closing Hammer (37.657).

      Head Weight0.7 oz.
      Head Length1-7/8"
      Head Face Sizes1/4" x 1/4" & 1/4" x 3/16"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $75.00

      SKU: 37.655

    • Used to make medium to large sized spiculums. The elongated, curved shape of the hammer head allows you to work at the perfect angle for forming your metal into spiculums of all shapes. Used with the Bad Betty Spiculum Block (37.616) and the Large Closing Hammer (37.657).

      Head Weight0.8 oz.
      Head Length2"
      Head Face Sizes1/2" x 1/4" & 1/2" x 1/4"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $45.00

      SKU: 37.622

    • Used to make Synclastic forms very quickly while texturing the inside of the form.

      Head Weight0.8 oz.
      Head Length2"
      Head Face Sizes1/2" x 1/4" & 1/2" x 1/8"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $45.00

      SKU: 37.668

    • Perfect for all types of small shell forming. The elongated head allows for a long reach into a piece while maintaining excellent weight and balance. The faces for this hammer are very curved.

      Head Weight3.75 oz.
      Head Length5-1/2"
      Head Face Sizes5/8" x 1/4" & 5/8" x 5/32"
      Handle Length12"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $80.00

      SKU: 37.651

    • Perfect for all types of small shell forming. The elongated head allows for a long reach into a piece while maintaining excellent weight and balance. The faces for this hammer a very curved.

      Head Weight3.75 oz.
      Head Length5-1/2"
      Head Face Sizes5/8" x 1/4" & 5/8" x 5/32"
      Handle Length12"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $72.95

      SKU: 37.654

    • Long, lean and sophisticated. Angelina is perfect when you need a longer reach than the Little Alice can provide.

      Head Weight3.5 oz.
      Head Length5"
      Head Face Sizes1/2" x 1/4" & 1/2" x 3/16"
      Handle Length12"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $69.00

      SKU: 37.667

    • Closing, Bordering, Raising, and Engraving Hammers

      Hand machined from Billet Steel with hand turned hardwood handles
    • Perfectly sized and balanced to easily close medium to large sized spiculums without deforming them. Also makes an excellent planishing hammer for micro-sized voluminous pieces.

      Head Weight3.35 oz.
      Head Length4"
      Head Face Sizes1/2" & 1/2"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $45.00

      SKU: 37.657

    • Perfectly sized and balanced to easily close micro sized spiculums without deforming them. Also makes an excellent planishing hammer for micro-sized voluminous pieces.

      Head Weight1.35 oz.
      Head Length3"
      Head Face Sizes3/8" & 3/8"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $35.70

      SKU: 37.604

    • Perfectly sized and balanced to easily close micro to medium sized spiculums without deforming them. Also makes an excellent planishing hammer for micro-sized voluminous pieces.

      Head Weight1.8 oz.
      Head Length4"
      Head Face Sizes3/8" & 3/8"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $42.00

      SKU: 37.656

    • This bordering hammer features excellent weight and balance. The faces are slightly curved.

      Head Weight9 oz.
      Head Length4-3/8"
      Head Face Sizes7/8" x 5/16" & 7/8" x 1/4"
      Handle Length12"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $75.00

      SKU: 37.653

    • Similar to the Little Annie Forming Hammer but with a little less curvature to the face. Excellent weight and balance, this hammer is ideal for raising tiny vessels of all shapes. The faces on this hammer are only slightly curved.

      Head Weight3.75 oz.
      Head Length5-1/2"
      Head Face Sizes5/8" x 1/4" & 5/8" x 5/32"
      Handle Length12"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $80.00

      SKU: 37.652

    • Perfectly balanced for hand and hammer engraving. This size is perfect for hammer engravers that have a light touch.

      Head Weight3.15 oz.
      Head Length2"
      Head Face Sizes1" & 1/2"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $68.25

      SKU: 37.617

    • Perfectly balanced for hand and hammer engraving. The mini size is perfect for hammer engravers that have a heavier touch.

      Head Weight1.5 oz.
      Head Length1-1/2"
      Head Face Sizes3/4" & 1/2"
      Handle Length9"
      Handle WoodPurple Heartwood

      $52.50

      SKU: 37.618

    • Nylon & Micarta Mallets with Hand-Turned Hardwood Handles

    • This is an excellent Raising Mallet for beginners as well as experienced metalsmiths who want to raise on the micro scale. Micarta is a resin-based material known for its durability, which enables it to be such a fantastic tool for raising metal. The Micarta Raising Mallet is the ideal size and weight for raising thinner gauge metal, such as 20 gauge - 22 gauge. The thinner end of the mallet is used for raising, while the fatter end is ideal for bouging.

      Head Weight4 oz.
      Head Length4"
      Head Face Sizes1" x 1/2" & 1" x 3/8"
      Handle Length12"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $53.00

      SKU: 37.658

    • The optimal weight for medium to large work. In addition to its superb balance, the Nylon head makes this a versatile mallet.

      Head Weight10.6 oz.
      Head Length5-3/4"
      Head Face Sizes1-1/2" diameter
      Handle Length12-1/4"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $47.25

      SKU: 37.608

    • The optimal weight for small work.

      Head Weight7 oz.
      Head Length5-3/4"
      Head Face Sizes1" diameter
      Handle Length12-1/4"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $37.80

      SKU: 37.609

    • Specially designed for use with the Micro Sinusoidal Stake (37.614) in anticlastic raising. Its size and weight dispersion are ideal for micro shell forming and micro anticlastic raising.

      Head Weight3.5 oz.
      Head Length5-3/4"
      Head Face Sizes3/4" diameter
      Handle Length10"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $33.60

      SKU: 37.610

    • The smallest nylon mallet available. It is designed to reach the tightest and tiniest areas in any piece. It can be used with the Micro Sinusoidal Stake (37.614) in anticlastic raising.

      Head Weight1.7 oz.
      Head Length5-3/4"
      Head Face Sizes1/2" diameter
      Handle Length9-1/4"
      Handle WoodHickory

      $31.50

      SKU: 37.611

    • Hardwood Forming Blocks

    • Used with the Micro Spiculum Hammer (37.601) and Micro Closing Hammer (37.604) to make small to micro sized spiculums from 24 gauge to 30 gauge metal. The troughs cut into the sides are designed to help you produce tiny spiculums of all shapes.

      Width2"
      Height2-1/2"
      Thickness7/8"
      Block WoodPurple Heartwood

      $16.80

      SKU: 37.612

    • Used with the Macro Spiculum Hammer (37.602) and Micro Closing Hammer (37.604) to make small spiculums from 24 gauge to 30 gauge metal. The grooves cut into the sides are designed to help you produce small spiculums of all shapes.

      Width2"
      Height2-1/2"
      Thickness7/8"
      Block WoodPurple Heartwood

      $12.60

      SKU: 37.613

    • Used with the Bad Betty Spiculum Hammer (37.603) and Large Closing Hammer (37.657) to make larger spiculums from 20 gauge to 24 gauge metal. The grooves cut into the sides are designed to help you produce spiculums of all shapes.

      Width1-1/2"
      Height3-1/2"
      Thickness5"
      Block WoodMaple

      $30.45

      SKU: 37.616

    • Ideal for forming and fabrication of micro sized anticlastic bracelets. It is intended for long term use with the C Hammer (37.607), the Mini C Hammer (37.606), the K Hammer (37.605) and the Macro Spiculum Hammer (37.602).

      Length5"
      Height5/16"
      Thickness9/16"
      Block WoodPurple Heartwood

      $27.30

      SKU: 37.615

    • Ideal for forming and fabrication of anticlastic neck forms. Use the Necklace Block Holder (37.660) to securely hold the block in your vise without annoying slippage as you work.

      Length7"
      Height1-1/2"
      Thickness7/8"
      Block WoodPurple Heartwood

      $34.00

      SKU: 37.659

    • Stakes

      Hand made from AAA Billet Tool-Steel. These stakes are recommended for use only with NC Black micro forming mallets and may not work properly when used with hammers from other manufacturers.
    • Unrivaled when it comes to fabricating micro sized anticlastic forms. the mathematical proportion of the bays are geometrically correct in the order of ascension. This assists in proper anticlastic forming for the artist. Recommended for use the the Small Stake Holder (37.619).

      $89.25

      SKU: 37.614

    • Designed specifically for metalsmiths who want to raise thinner gauge material on a micro scale. The faces feature a slightly flattened top and a rounded nose for ease in raising. Recommended for use with the Raising Stake Holder (37.661).

      $53.00 to $76.00


    • NC Black End Hook Stakes are the perfect tools for Anticlastic Forming and Raising.

      Can't take the plunge of buying Sinusoidal Stakes right now? The bays of the End Hook Stakes replicate the bays of traditional Sinusoidal Stakes from small to micro scale.

      The Entire End Hook Stake Set is available at a discounted rate. Buy them all, and receive 12% off!

      Recommended for use with NC Black Nylon Mallets and NC Black Stake Holders. (Sold separately.)

      $10.00 to $125.00


    • NC Black End Hook Stakes are the perfect tools for Anticlastic Forming and Raising. Can't take the plunge of buying Sinusoidal Stakes right now? The bays of the End Hook Stakes replicate the bays of traditional Sinusoidal Stakes from small to micro scale. Recommended for use with NC Black Nylon Mallets and NC Black Stake Holders. (Sold separately.)

      Includes sizes: 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16', 3/8", and 7/16"

      $88.00

      SKU: 37.623

    • NC Black End Hook Stakes are the perfect tools for Anticlastic Forming and Raising. Can't take the plunge of buying Sinusoidal Stakes right now? The bays of the End Hook Stakes replicate the bays of traditional Sinusoidal Stakes from small to micro scale.

      The Entire End Hook Stake Set is available at a discounted rate. Buy them all, and receive 12% off!

      Recommended for use with NC Black Nylon Mallets and NC Black Stake Holders. (Sold separately.)

      Includes sizes: 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16", 3/4"

      $425.00

      SKU: 37.624

    • Stake Holders

      These stake holders are designed to clamp your stake in place in a vise to prevent annoying slippage as you hammer. The screws rest on top of your vise jaws, while the clamping action keeps the sides in place. Fabricated from aluminum with steel screws.
    • Jaws can be reversed to adjust for varying stake sizes. This holder works for stakes 1/8" to 3/8" in diameter. These stake holders are designed to clamp your stake in place in a vise to prevent annoying slippage as you hammer. The screws rest on top of your vise jaws, while the clamping action keeps the sides in place. Fabricated from aluminum with steel screws.

      $26.25

      SKU: 37.619

    • Jaws can be turned to adjust for varying stake sizes. This holder works for stakes 7/16" to 3/4" in diameter. These stake holders are designed to clamp your stake in place in a vise to prevent annoying slippage as you hammer. The screws rest on top of your vise jaws, while the clamping action keeps the sides in place. Fabricated from aluminum with steel screws.

      $36.75

      SKU: 37.620

    • Securely holds bracelet block #37.615. These stake holders are designed to clamp your stake in place in a vise to prevent annoying slippage as you hammer. The screws rest on top of your vise jaws, while the clamping action keeps the sides in place. Fabricated from aluminum with steel screws.

      $30.00

      SKU: 37.621

    • Securely holds bracelet block #37.660. These stake holders are designed to clamp your stake in place in a vise to prevent annoying slippage as you hammer. The screws rest on top of your vise jaws, while the clamping action keeps the sides in place. Fabricated from aluminum with steel screws.

      $39.00

      SKU: 37.660

    • This stake holder is designed to clamp Raising Stakes in place. The stake slot is at a 45° angle, making it an ideal holder for Micro Raising Stakes (37.663 and 37.664). These stake holders are designed to clamp your stake in place in a vise to prevent annoying slippage as you hammer. The screws rest on top of your vise jaws, while the clamping action keeps the sides in place. Fabricated from aluminum with steel screws.

      $42.00

      SKU: 37.661