Cross Pein Hammer(12pcs)

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A cross pein hammer is a type of hand tool characterized by its distinctive head, which features two faces: one flat face and one pein (pointed end) that is perpendicular to the handle. The cross pein hammer is commonly used in metalworking and blacksmithing tasks. The flat face is used for striking and shaping metal, while the pein is useful for tasks such as riveting or creating textured surfaces. The design of the hammer allows for versatile and precise hammering, making it a valuable tool in various crafting and construction applications.

1. Drop forged from carbon steel #45
2. Heat treated & polished head
3. Fiberglass handle


Cross Pein Hammer uses

  1. Metal Shaping: The flat face of the cross pein hammer is used for shaping and forging metal. Blacksmiths and metalworkers use it to flatten, bend, and shape hot metal pieces on an anvil.
  2. Riveting: The pointed end or pein of the hammer is particularly useful for riveting tasks. It can be employed to set and shape the heads of rivets in metalworking projects.
  3. Texturing and Finishing: The pein can be used to create textured patterns on metal surfaces for decorative or functional purposes. This is commonly done in artistic metalworking and crafting.
  4. Forming and Swaging: Cross pein hammers are effective in forming metal into specific shapes. Blacksmiths often use them to draw out or taper metal pieces by striking the hot material on the anvil.
  5. Forging: Forging involves shaping metal through the controlled application of force. Cross pein hammers are essential tools in the forging process, helping to manipulate metal into desired forms.
  6. Cold Chiseling: The pein can be used for cold chiseling tasks, such as cutting or carving into metal surfaces. This is useful for shaping or removing excess material.
  7. Assembly Work: The hammer can be used in assembly tasks where precise striking is needed to join or secure metal components.
  8. Farrier Work: In blacksmithing, cross pein hammers are often used by farriers for shaping horseshoes and working with other metal components in horse hoof care.
  9. Cabinetmaking and Woodworking: While primarily designed for metalworking, cross pein hammers can also find applications in woodworking, particularly when a controlled striking force is required for tasks like setting nails or adjusting wooden joints.


SKU: AHS82969 Category:



Safety Precautions

  1. Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Safety glasses or goggles should be worn to protect your eyes from flying debris, metal fragments, or sparks.
    • Hearing protection may be necessary, especially if you’re working in a loud environment or using the hammer extensively.
  2. Select the Right Hammer for the Job:
    • Ensure that you are using the appropriate size and type of cross pein hammer for the task at hand.
  3. Inspect the Hammer:
    • Before use, inspect the hammer for any damage, cracks, or loose handles. Do not use a damaged hammer as it may break during use.
  4. Use the Correct Striking Surface:
    • Ensure that the striking surface of the hammer is clean, flat, and in good condition. Avoid using a damaged or chipped hammer face.
  5. Secure the Workpiece:
    • Secure the workpiece properly before striking to prevent it from slipping or moving unexpectedly. This helps to maintain control and accuracy during work.
  6. Proper Body Mechanics:
    • Stand with a stable and balanced posture while using the hammer. Distribute your weight evenly and keep your feet shoulder-width apart.
  7. Hold the Hammer Correctly:
    • Grip the hammer handle firmly with both hands, placing one hand near the end of the handle for control and the other hand further up for power. This grip helps to reduce the risk of the hammer slipping.
  8. Maintain Focus:
    • Pay close attention to your work and avoid distractions. Precision and control are crucial when using a hammer.
  9. Use a Suitable Striking Surface:
    • Work on a stable and solid surface, such as an anvil or a workbench designed for metalworking. Avoid surfaces that may absorb the impact, leading to unpredictable results.


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