This attractive Damascus steel hammer proves that a highly sophisticated implement can be produced from mankind's oldest tool, despite its archaic appearance. The selectively hardened striking surfaces are forge-welded to the soft basic body of the hammer. This reduces the hammer's »bounce« and therefore minimizes stress on the wrist. The master blacksmith plays with the delightful colour-contrast of the polished layers of Yellow Paper Steel and the softer centre made of 25-layered Damascus steel. The plainly grained ebony handle completes the understated Japanese aesthetics and leaves the focus on the head, which bears the engraved signature of the master. Flat and curved faces. Comes with high-quality wooden case.