Absolutely love using this hammer. I love how large the faces are. One thing that was a pleasant surprise was how large the handle is. I usually thin my handles down, but the larger handle really makes the 3.5lbs easy to swing. Could not be happier with my purchase. Way to go guys!
Love the hammer, was exactly as shown on the web site, and was shipped fast and safe. Will purchase from this seller again. Also love the Youtube videos!
This hammer is a work of art in itself. The scent of the handle (pine tar?) is remarkably pleasant and if formulated, would make a great men’s cologne.
Wonderful craftsmanship, this hammer moves steel!
The hammer is of amazing quality! Thank you so much!
I purchased the 2.5 pound “square” rounding hammer (step in the squared circle—there, I said it). I usually use a 3.5 pound hammer, but I needed a 2.5 for more detailed work. I actually use it now as my go-to hammer. The balance is very nice, and it is undoubtedly hardened and tempered to perfection. Trust me. I also noticed the face dressings on it were done meticulously and with purpose. The edges of the face offer even more contact options—it’s just a very well planned and executed product. I’ll definitely be going back to Alex Steele for more purchases.
I really like this hammer so well that I will be buying more of them soon what a great job well done
It's a great hammer, but I'm not crazy about the handle. Not enough contour for me. The hammer strikes are great.
Fantastic hammer! The workmanship is amazing. It even smells good.
Super handling, great processing.
Created for every challenge in everyday life.
I'm loving my new rounding hammer over the cheaper rounding hammer I tried out. The radius on the rounding face is very nice, it moves the material fast but doesn't put giant marks in the material. The handle is comfortable and the finish on the hammer head is very nice. I'm just waiting for the 4.5# hammer to be available so I can add that one to the collection.
I haven’t had the chance to use the hammer yet but I am very impressed by the quality of it.
My new favorite hammer!
Shipped fast, awesome packaging, moves metal like a dream! Thanks, Alec & Co!
It’s a great hammer
The video sold me. Really nice work. Supporting the channel.
Well, let’s just say I have every hammer imaginable and was only dreaming that my swings were doing anything. After a few good swings with this hammer, the steel not only moves but moves exactly where I want it to.
I am still a novice, but sure wished I would’ve started with this hammer from the beginning.
Great hammer, quality workmanship and I love it.
- Baldzilla’s Metal Worx S. Georgia
I've found this to be a very comfortable and well balanced hammer. It's well made and is holding up to everything I've thrown against it so far. If I could recommend any change at all, it would be to forgo charring the handle. I picked it up and immediately my hand was black. I ended up sanding it to knock off the worst of it. A nice tung oil finish would have been more appreciated.
My new favorite hammer!
Great quality and so happy to have finally gotten one. Thanks Alec!
I bought my first one used it and bought a second one for my other hand.
Absolutely love my new rounding hammer that my wife purchased for me as a gift! So in return I made her a miniature replica hammer and anvil with it!
I love my new 3 1/2# rounding hammer shown here with my Peter Wright anvil and a vintage Canady Otto forge which I've rebuilt. They make a great combination. Alec's hammer is well balanced, the handle fits my large hand and it's a pleasure use. I highly recommend it.
Artistry, craftsmanship, everything I hoped for:)
I love the hammer, very limited use to this point, got my forge up and running just need to get my home made 250 lb anvil set on a stump which should be next week. love all your videos. Thanks for all the fun stuff you do.
Great hammer. Looks great and feels great in the hand
its an amazing hammer
Made my second blade with this beautiful hammer and boy did it perform. I highly recommend this hammer and looking forward to buying more products in the future.
Awsome hammer well made feels real good cant wait to use it cheers team
I’m new to blacksmithing and have enjoyed watching Alec’s YouTube channel for a while. When I started to get my shop together I new I wanted one of these hammers in my collection. I am glad I got one! The craftsmanship is second to none and an art piece compared to my other tools. Great product for your money!
Made my first knife this weekend!
Great hammers, when you see them in stock don’t hesitate, they sell fast. A few days later and it was in my hand!
This hammer is the pinnacle of square rounding hammers. Every other hammer like this is a knock off unless it comes from Alec Steele!!!
Great Hammer! I have always wanted an Alex steel Hammer, now I have one.
I love the hammer head, itself. My only problem is that before I can use it, I need to replace the handle. It was so sticky with the smelly pine tar that after setting it on the butcher block countertop that’s in the picture, it even soaked into that counter and I had to sand the counter to get the smell out. I won’t buy any other tools that have that pine tar finish. It’s really awful. I just hope to find time to actually carve and sand a new handle so I can finally use the hammer.
This hammer is awesome for shaping and forging my home made blades! Alec your products are fantastic and the craftsmanship outstanding on your hammers! A hammer I’ll have till I die. Things like tools don’t last like they use to, But alec your tools will last a lifetime!
Awesome hammer great balance worth every penny. Will be buying another one soon
Miguel Lozano R.
I absolutely love the hammer. It's an incredible upgrade from my previous one. I've waited so long to have one of your hammers and I'm beyond excited to make some amazing things. And thank you for the inspiration to follow my dreams as a Smith
Took my new hammer to my level two blacksmithing class in Austin Texas this last weekend. Hammer worked beautifully, was the envy of the other smiths, I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get into smithing, always start with good gear, and nothing is more important than your hammer. :)
I ordered the 2.5Lb Hammer just before Christmas and it was delivered to me in Perth Western Australia on 04/01/22. A very quick turn around!
The finish on the hammer cannot be faulted and I am looking forward to breaking it in on my new Anvil.
A very happy customer! Keep up the excellent work guys...
Good product easy and straight forward when buying the product glad I bought it and I could support the business
Weight is perfectly balanced in my hand. Feels great! I very much look forward to making lots of cool things with this!
It is as much a show piece as it is a work horse! I find myself smelling the pine tar finish often. It’s hard to decide if I should get to work with it, or just stare at it! I love this hammer.
The 3.5lb hammer showed up 2 days earlier than expected! Which is great considering it crossed the border into canada
Hammer is well built and can move metal really well. The handle is on the skinny side and I have to hold it with a firmer grip than my other hammers, but that's just me and my abnormal monster hands. It arrived in a week and was boxed appropriately. The handle had a nice smell too it aswell. It is becoming more and more my favorite forging tool. It's definitely well worth the money for the amount of craftsmanship and utility that has gone into this hammer. Would recommend to new and old smiths!
It came in and when I opened it it just smelled of pine and it was glorious! The craftsmanship is beautiful and every aspect of the hammer is completely perfect. I am 100% satisfied with this purchase and will definitely be buying more from this site! ^_^
It looks perfect! Work of art. Can’t wait to use it to continue making my own. Good feel right out of the box
Fabulous hammer, very well balanced, perfect proportions between the length and shape of the handle and the size of the head. The wooden handle is even perfumed, it smells like it wants to go out on a date. Museum piece.
This is a very nice piece of handy work. I. Love it. Thanks
love the product just wish it didn't take one year to get one .but let it be known that your product has reached hilo hawaii !
I'm just starting to use the correctly shaped hammer and so far it moves the hot steel easier
than a hammer that I tried to make into a rounding hammer
It took a little getting used to, but I live my square/ circle hammer. I have been wanting to get one since Alec first produced them in the UK. I hope to get a 2.5 lb and 4.5 lb next
20 year anniversary present, she knows me so well! :)
The hammer is well balanced and aesthetically pleasant. I have not used it yet but will soon.
Very well crafted! Comfortable in the hand and easy to swing. Great new tool to add to my collection.
Love the feel (and smell) of this hammer! Extremely well made and fully dressed and ready for use out of the box. Thanks!
I was hesitant to spend this much on a hammer, but after receiving it I think it was money well spent. The workmanship and feel in the hand is fantastic. The balance and handle shape makes it easy to swing and control the 3.5 pounds head. This hammer will become a family heirloom. Highly recommended.
I really like the Hammer. The handle is beautiful and the Head has the perfect mix of "Hand made" and "professional product" in my opinion. Took me a few blows to get used to it (1 lb heavier than my previous hammer) but now i can just whack away that metal.
I've been using an old 3.5 hammer since i started. what a difference this hammer makes. i love it. fast delivery and just what i wanted. only down side was i was hoping you'd throw in some stickers. would love to have them displayed in the forge. just made 3rd order and still no stickers. doh. i love your products and will continue buying from you for all my needs that you carry.
Beautiful 3.5# hammer! Will definitely move some metal. Excellent faces/edges, complimented by the best looking handle I've seen. This thing has incredible balance... it simply doesn't feel like a 3.5#. Up your game with this hammer. You will be glad you bought it.
I ordered this as a Father's day gift for my husband. It came in time and he is so excited to use it!
First forging experience and many to come! Love the hammer!!!
Great hammer. Glad I bought it
Thanks Alec and crew!!!
Excellent quality and service. I was waiting for this beauty a while ago! The finishes are smooth and precise. Awesome work, thanks alec!
Excelente calidad y servicio. ¡Estaba esperando esta belleza hace un tiempo! Los acabados son suaves y precisos. Impresionante trabajo, gracias alec!
I have only been blacksmithing a few months now but this is the best Hammer I have found out of the 4 I have bough the 3.5 hammer is a joy to use
Not able to review yet due to travel to my brothers home in Tennessee. Will get to see and use when I get to Kansas. Thanks.
I love how well it feels and looks looking forward to making many things with it.
Haven't used it yet but I am tomorrow. So here she is next to another custom order of blades I hope to one day recreate with this hammer!
It feels amazing in hand and is functional art. The best kind of art!
This is an AMAZING hammer, I love the feel and the smell of it!!!!
Square circle rounding hammer... Forged hammer with clean faces hung in a well fit up handle. What's not to love!?!
Thanks for making the hammers available again. My son (YouTube subscriber #25 to your channel) missed the first batch you made with Sam and the Pilkington in the dirt-floor'd shop.
Always enjoy watching you work.
OK - Less Yack Yack, more Whack Whack!
This hammer is amazing. No hammer marks (besides from my poor hammer control). Faces are ground perfectly. Couldn't be happier.
This is an excellent hammer. Really nice craftsmanship and the rounding end is wonderfully curved for all kinds of great curves.
My 3.5 lb square ciricle rounding hammer and wire brush turned up today 12/3/21, I was very impressed with the packing, none of my items were damaged, big thanks to your warehousing staff.
I am very very happy with the quality of the hammer and wire brush, can't wait to start using it.
Just have to get a log and mount my anvil up and running.
Thanks very much to the Alec Steele Co and team.
Regards Graeme from Australia.
Not just my favorite hammer, but might be my favorite tool (and, I have a lot!). You know those tools you just like to hold because they feel special? This is it. Fit and finish is exactly what I was expecting. Fit of the handle is perfect and just a satisfying tool to use. I wasn't sure about the pine tar at first but after some use it makes total sense and is absolutely great! Great job Alec, I am completely addicted to your youtube channel as well! Thanks!
Alex was my inspiration to start knife making a couple of years ago. His hammer is like chalk and cheese compared to the lumpy and ballpean hammers that i have been using.
This hammer is FANTASTIC!!!! The functionality and even the smell are mind blowing!! Well done Alec!!!!
Very well made. Exactly what I expected.
I've been looking for the 3.5 lb hammer for awhile, but it's been out of stock. I was concerned the 4.5 lb would be more than I needed, but went ahead and purchased. First time using it, and I love it.
Thanks to the team for this wonderful piece! I’m ecstatic with it. It arrived with me in the UK in under a week from ordering. The amazing smell upon opening the box from what I think is a pine tar treatment on the handle lends a beautifully fragrant touch to things, and the precision and quality of the forging exceeds every other hammer I own. It’ll be some time before I’m forging pieces like this! The most important part I think is that it doesn’t feel rushed as many blacksmith’s work unfortunately does. It’s quality. Just one more sniff...
It,s gives more power in my hits an it,s feels really good in the hand
NELA NOGUEIRA R.
EXCELLENT SERVICE & EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCT - EXCELLS ALL EXPECTATIONS
This is a wonderful addition to any shop. It arrived on time and their costumer service was excellent. It arrived with a wonderful pine smell and it has a wonderful feel.
This is a hammer. It is a good one. I like it a lot.
C'est marteaux est un peut lourd mais la prise en main est excellente. De plus il est arrivé en peu de temps . Par contre faite attention a ups qui vous facturera les droits de douane avant de vous remettre votre colis. Perso j'en ai eu pour 70€.
I LOVE THIS HAMMER! Totally worth it and a joy to use!
I´m very pleased with the Hammer. Wanted it for quite a while now actually. Feels very good. It´ll be my most precious item in the shop.
Although in very happy overall I have to say that the additional 70€ I had to pay for customs and import-taxes were not really amusing. Be prepared fellow german customers :/
I couldn't wait for this to arrive. When it did, I went straight to the shop and hammered out some steel. AMAZING TOOL!!
This hammer is everything I had hoped it would be and more. It is absolutely flawless from the faces to the handle. The handle was very smooth and feels great in the hand. The forging of the hammer is top notch and the dressing of the faces was perfect. I am a huge fan of all of Alec’s products and this is at the top. You will not go wrong with this hammer!!