The difference and use of Japanese hammers

We used to like whacking things. Then we picked up Japanese hammers. We no longer whack things. Now, we subtly adjust and finesse using these perfectly weighted and superbly crafted tools.

Available in a range of profiles, sizes and weights, choose your preferred tool for adjusting planes, driving chisels, setting nails and, because sometimes there's no other choice, whacking things.

The Japanese Hammer, known as Genno (or Gennou) in Japan is ideal for general purpose work including driving nails, striking Japanese chisels, adjusting Japanese planes and assembly work. The hammer is perfectly weighted with one end flat and the other end slightly convexed.

Greg joined us sometime back to make this great video explaining the difference and use of the Japanese hammer so if you haven't watched it yet check it out.