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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.


Micro Spiculum Hammer

Micro Spiculum Hammer

Used to make small to micro sized spiculums from 24 gauge to 30 gauge metal Learn more ›

$67.80

SKU: 37.601


Macro Spiculum Hammer

Macro Spiculum Hammer

Used to make small to medium sized spiculums from 24 gauge to 30 gauge metal. Learn more ›

$76.05

SKU: 37.602


Bad Betty Spiculum Hammer

Bad Betty Spiculum Hammer

 This hammer is the perfect hammer for all large spiculum needs Learn more ›

$87.70

SKU: 37.603


Super Cindy Spiculum Hammer -

Super Cindy Spiculum Hammer -

Used to make medium to large sized spiculums.  Learn more ›

$89.05

SKU: 37.650


Nano Spiculum Hammer

Nano Spiculum Hammer

Used to make smaller spiculums than the Micro Spiculum Hammer.  Learn more ›

$64.60

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.

Synclastic Shell Forming "K" Hammer

Synclastic Shell Forming "K" Hammer

Used to maneuver thin metal and create a wide assortment of traditional shell forms. Learn more ›

$74.85

SKU: 37.605


Synclastic Shell Forming Mini "C" Hammer

Synclastic Shell Forming Mini "C" Hammer

Used to make small to medium sized spiculums from 24 gauge to 30 gauge metal.  Learn more ›

$79.50

SKU: 37.606


Synclastic Shell Forming "C" Hammer

Synclastic Shell Forming "C" Hammer

 This hammer is the perfect hammer for all large spiculum needs.  Learn more ›

$77.95

SKU: 37.607


Synclastic Shell Forming "J" Hammer

Synclastic Shell Forming "J" Hammer

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 Closi Learn more ›

$83.50

SKU: 37.655


Synclastic Shell Forming Reggie Hammer

Synclastic Shell Forming Reggie Hammer

Used to make medium to large sized spiculums.  Learn more ›

$50.10

SKU: 37.622


Synclastic Shell Forming Monty Hammer

Synclastic Shell Forming Monty Hammer

Used to make Synclastic forms very quickly while texturing the inside of the form. Learn more ›

$50.10

SKU: 37.668


Synclastic Shell Forming Little Annie Hammer

Synclastic Shell Forming Little Annie Hammer

Perfect for all types of small shell forming.  Learn more ›

$89.05

SKU: 37.651


Synclastic Shell Forming Little Alice Hammer

Synclastic Shell Forming Little Alice Hammer

Perfect for all types of small shell forming. Learn more ›

$81.20

SKU: 37.654


Synclastic Shell Forming Angelina Hammer

Synclastic Shell Forming Angelina Hammer

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

$76.80

SKU: 37.667


Closing, Bordering, Raising, and Engraving Hammers

Hand machined from Billet Steel with hand turned hardwood handles

Large Closing Hammer

Large Closing Hammer

Perfectly sized and balanced to easily close medium to large sized spiculums without deforming them. Learn more ›

$50.10

SKU: 37.657


Micro Closing Hammer

Micro Closing Hammer

Perfectly sized and balanced to easily close micro sized spiculums without deforming them. Learn more ›

$39.75

SKU: 37.604


Long Closing Hammer

Long Closing Hammer

Perfectly sized and balanced to easily close micro to medium sized spiculums without deforming them.  Learn more ›

$46.75

SKU: 37.656


Padre Bordering Hammer

Padre Bordering Hammer

This bordering hammer features excellent weight and balance.  Learn more ›

$83.50

SKU: 37.653


Annie Micro Raising Hammer

Annie Micro Raising Hammer

Similar to the Little Annie Forming Hammer but with a little less curvature to the face.  Learn more ›

$89.05

SKU: 37.652


Large Engraving Hammer

Large Engraving Hammer

Perfectly balanced for hand and hammer engraving Learn more ›

$76.05

SKU: 37.617


Mini Engraving Hammer

Mini Engraving Hammer

Perfectly balanced for hand and hammer engraving. Learn more ›

$58.50

SKU: 37.618


Nylon & Micarta Mallets with Hand-Turned Hardwood Handles


Green Micarta Raising Hammer

Green Micarta Raising Hammer

This is an excellent Raising Mallet for beginners as well as experienced metalsmiths who want to raise on the micro scale Learn more ›

$59.00

SKU: 37.658


Nylon Mega Mallet

Nylon Mega Mallet

The optimal weight for medium to large work Learn more ›

$52.65

SKU: 37.608


Small Nylon Mallet

Small Nylon Mallet

The optimal weight for small work. Learn more ›

$42.10

SKU: 37.609


Micro Nylon Mallet

Micro Nylon Mallet

Specially designed for use with the Micro Sinusoidal Stake (37.614) in anticlastic raising. Learn more ›

$37.45

SKU: 37.610


Nano Nylon Mallet

Nano Nylon Mallet

The smallest nylon mallet available.  Learn more ›

$35.10

SKU: 37.611


Hardwood Forming Blocks


Micro Spiculum Forming Block

Micro Spiculum Forming Block

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. Learn more ›

$18.75

SKU: 37.612


Macro Spiculum Forming Block

Macro Spiculum Forming Block

The grooves cut into the sides are designed to help you produce small spiculums of all shapes. Learn more ›

$14.05

SKU: 37.613


Large Spiculum Forming Block

Large Spiculum Forming Block

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. Learn more ›

$33.95

SKU: 37.616


Bracelet Block

Bracelet Block

Ideal for forming and fabrication of micro sized anticlastic bracelets.  Learn more ›

$30.45

SKU: 37.615


Large Neck Collar Block

Large Neck Collar Block

Use the Necklace Block Holder (37.660) to securely hold the block in your vise without annoying slippage as you work. Learn more ›

$37.85

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.

Micro Sinusoidal Stake

Micro Sinusoidal Stake

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 Sm Learn more ›

$99.40

SKU: 37.614


Raising Stake

Raising Stake

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). Learn more ›

From $59.00

SKU
Size
Price
Qty
37.6645/8"$84.60
37.663 1/2$59.00

End Hook Stake

End Hook Stake

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. Learn more ›

From $11.15

SKU
Size
Price
Qty
37.629 3/16"$16.70
37.630 1/4"$22.30
37.6323/8"$33.40
37.636 1/2"$50.10
37.638 5/8"$105.00
37.640 3/4"$140.00
37.63911/16"$125.00
37.6379/16"$83.50
37.6357/16"$39.00
37.6315/16"$27.85
37.628 1/8"$11.15
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Set of 6 Small End Hook Stakes 1/8"-7/16"

Set of 6 Small End Hook Stakes 1/8"-7/16"

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. Learn more ›

$97.95

SKU: 37.623


Set of 5 Large End Hook Stakes 1/2"-3/4"

Set of 5 Large End Hook Stakes 1/2"-3/4"

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. Learn more ›

$480.00

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.

Small Stake Holder

Small Stake Holder

Jaws can be reversed to adjust for varying stake sizes. This holder works for stakes 1/8" to 3/8" in diameter. Learn more ›

$29.30

SKU: 37.619


Large Stake Holder

Large Stake Holder

Jaws can be turned to adjust for varying stake sizes. This holder works for stakes 7/16" to 3/4" in diameter. Learn more ›

$40.95

SKU: 37.620


Bracelet Block Holder

Bracelet Block Holder

Securely holds bracelet block #37.615. Learn more ›

$33.40

SKU: 37.621


Neck Collar Holder

Neck Collar Holder

Securely holds bracelet block #37.660. Learn more ›

$43.45

SKU: 37.660


Raising Stake Holder

Raising Stake Holder

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). Learn more ›

$46.75

SKU: 37.661

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