Locksmiths hammer with wooden handle (various sizes)

The Högert locksmith's hammer with solid ash wood handle is forged from C45 steel with web and fin in accordance with DIN 1041 and is the most common type of hammer in every toolbox and household.

✓ Forged C45 steel head
✓ Solid ash wood handle
✓ Hardened track and fin
✓ Head shape according to DIN 1041
✓ With handle protection sleeves

The locksmith's hammer with wooden handle is available from us with a head weight of 300g, 500g or 1000g.

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Locksmith's hammer with wooden handle - The most common type of hammer

Solid ash wood handle ✓ Various weights ✓ TÜV/GS tested ✓

The Högert locksmith's hammer with ash wood handle is one of the classic hammers and is the most widely used type of hammer in Germany. The typical head shape is forged from high-quality C45 steel. The web is located on one side of the head. This is the main striking surface and is flat and suitable for hammering in nails and dowels. The fin on the opposite side of the hammer, which is arranged at right angles to the handle, is pointed and is used for precise hammering and splitting. As a quality tool for commercial use, the hammer is manufactured strictly in accordance with DIN 1193 and the head in accordance with DIN 1041. The striking surfaces are specially hardened to achieve a high degree of hardness of 52 - 58HRC. The high quality of workmanship is reflected above all in the handling of the hammer, which is certified by TÜV Rheinland with the seal of approval for tested safety when used correctly.

The handle is made of dried solid ash, the length and oval shape of which is perfectly adapted to the ergonomics for a perfect grip while optimising the force build-up when hammering. The blue plastic handle sleeve protects the handle from damage if the target is missed when hammering in nails. A special wood varnish also protects the hardwood from UV radiation and moisture.

Features of the lock hammer with wooden handle from Högert

With the locksmith's hammer with wooden handle, the manufacturer Högert offers a professional hand tool at a favourable price without compromising on quality and workmanship. The head is made of C45 steel with hardened striking surfaces for the web and fin. The handle is made from a solid piece of dried ash wood and its length and shape are perfectly adapted to the ergonomics of the head weight for an optimum combination of grip and impact force. Protective coatings on the hammer head and the wooden handle contribute to the very long service life of the locksmith's hammer, which is not affected by the weather. Depending on the application and personal taste, the hammers are available in different sizes with a head weight of 300 grams, 500 grams up to heavy 1000 grams.

The head shape of the locksmith's hammer is identical regardless of the hammer weight and is described in DIN 1041. The hammer face of a locksmith's hammer essentially consists of four notable areas, the face, the fin, the house and the eye, which are forged from a solid block of steel. The web is the square striking surface on the back of the hammer head. The front side with the rounded tip at right angles to the handle is called the fin. Both striking surfaces of Högert's locksmith hammers are hardened and therefore have a high hardness of 52 - 58HRC (Rockwell hardness). The area between the web and the fin is called the house in the German version of the locksmith's hammer (which differs from the French design). It certainly owes this name to the side view, which is indeed reminiscent of a house with a pointed gable. The eye, the last notable aspect of a hammer, is the oval hole through which the handle is driven and spread with a metal wedge so that the handle and head become an inseparable unit that can withstand the high impact forces for which a hammer is ultimately intended as an impact tool.

The hammer, which we offer in different sizes, or rather with different head weights, has a handle made from dried ash wood. This is a heavy and hard wood with extremely good strength properties. Its tensile strength and bending strength even exceed those of oak. As the weight of the head increases, so does the length and diameter of the wooden handle, which in turn leads to a higher weight for the hardwood handle. However, the additional weight is rather negligible in contrast to the significant increase in the stability of the handle. Much more relevant here is the length and higher diameter of the oval moulded handle, which ensures optimum grip with the increasingly heavy hammer paths. In order to connect the handle and head permanently and securely, a metal wedge is driven into the handle through the so-called eye and sealed with a robust layer of lacquer. This ensures that the head does not loosen or even detach from the handle due to the constant blows when using the hammer, which contributes to the safe handling of the locksmith's hammer. This is certified by TÜV Rheinland with the seal for tested safety on the hammer handle.

Advantages of the Högert locksmith's hammer with ash handle

  • The hammer complies with DIN1193 and DIN 1041 with TÜV-certified safety
  • The solid hammer track is made from forged and hardened C45 steel
  • The high-quality handle made of dried ash wood is hard and extremely robust
  • The wood varnish used effectively protects the handle from moisture and UV rays
  • A solid metal wedge ensures that the hammer track sits firmly on the handle
  • The handle position inside the head is perfectly balanced between fin and track
  • The impact path is bevelled and reduces impact damage caused by sharp edges
  • A plastic coating underneath the head protects the handle from damage
  • The hammer handle is ergonomically shaped for an optimum grip position

The fact that not every hammer blow hits the target and you sometimes miss the nail happens to even the most experienced craftsman. To prevent the nail head from damaging the solid ash wood handle, the head is protected by an impact-resistant plastic coating. Although the handle protection sleeves will not remain free of evidence of the more or less pronounced accuracy over time, scratches and knocks will not have a detrimental effect on the wooden handle, which would otherwise become more and more damaged over time.

Specific data of the locksmith hammers

  • Locksmith's hammer 300g:Head weight: 300g, track: approx. 22.2mm x 22.2mm, fin: approx. 23.0mm x 4.5mm, house: approx. 105mm
  • Locksmith's hammer 500g:Head weight: 500g, track: approx. 26.9mm x 26.9mm, fin: approx. 27.0mm x 6.5mm, house: approx. 105mm
  • Locksmith's hammer 1000g:Head weight: 1000g, track: approx. 35.7mm x 35.7mm, fin: approx. 37.5mm x 7.0mm, house: approx. 135mm

Use and handling of a locksmith's hammer

The locksmith's hammer is the most widely used type of hammer in Germany. It has a square face and a fin arranged at right angles to the handle and is extremely versatile in use thanks to this design. The web, i.e. the large almost square surface of the locksmith's hammer, makes up the main part of the hammer's use and is mainly used in the household for hammering in nails. The hardened striking surface is also used by locksmiths when working with metals, hence the name locksmith's hammer, for edging and shaping sheet metal. In contrast to the much narrower fin on the opposite side of the hammer head, the striking surface ensures a high degree of accuracy. This is particularly advantageous when the hammer handle is extended a little further to generate more impact force. The optimum hand position is at the end of the hammer handle, which is moulded so that it is easy to feel on the high-quality locksmith's hammers.

The much smaller, narrow surface on the front of the hammer track, also known as the fin, is perfect for more delicate work. It is often used to fix small nails before the more powerful blows are applied to the nail head with the track to drive the nail into the wall or wood. The narrower impact surface is also much more suitable for round mouldings in metal. As a household hammer, which is included in almost every standard toolbox, the fin is also used as a makeshift chisel replacement for knocking off wall plaster or tiles.

The weight of the head has a significant influence on the force that can be applied to an object. A smaller hammer is ideal for nailing the back walls of cupboards, driving in wooden dowels or hammering dowels flush into the wall, but is less suitable for hammering large nails into roof beams. A little more weight is required here, which means that higher forces can be exerted on impact when the hammer is swung. Conversely, however, this also requires more force to hold the hammer. The largest locksmith's hammer with a head weight of one kilogram is also suitable for light chiselling and demolition work in combination with a chisel, even if the longer handle compared to a mallet requires more force and better accuracy. A medium hammer weight, on the other hand, is ideal for delicate stonemasonry work and can also be used very well for woodworking with chisels on hardwood. For softer woods, on the other hand, a lighter, smaller 300g hammer is again an advantage.

TIP: Wherever a hammer is used, high forces prevail, so appropriate personal protective equipment in the form of work gloves and suitable safety goggles is recommended.

Technical data of the Högert locksmith's hammer

  • Product type: Hammer
  • Material (Head): Hardened C45 steel
  • Material (Shaft): Ash wood
  • Head shape: Locksmith's hammer
  • DIN Norm: DIN 1041, DIN 1193
  • Weight (head): 300g, 500g resp. 1000g
  • Shape fin: Narrow
  • Shape face: square
  • Length (Shaft): 27,5cm, 29,5cm resp. 32,5cm
  • Weight (Shaft): 90g, 110g resp. 220g
  • Length (Total): 30cm, 32cm resp. 36cm
  • Weight (Total): 390g, 610g resp. 1220g
  • TÜV/GS: Yes
  • Commercial use: Permissible

Storing and caring of the locksmith's hammer

The manufacturer's quality standards fully meet the expectations of commercial users and are reflected in the excellent workmanship. The head is coated with an impact-resistant protective lacquer. The handle made of dried ash wood is also coated with a protective lacquer that protects the wood from UV radiation and moisture. Nevertheless, the hammer should be stored in a tool box or hanging on a tool rack when not in use to protect it from moisture and prolonged dampness. If possible, coarse dirt on the striking surfaces should be removed after use. The handle should also always be kept clean to avoid permanent adhesion to the wood. Otherwise, a hammer hardly requires any special care or maintenance.

WARNING: A hammer is a striking tool for striking, not for hitting. A hammer should never be used to hit another hammer.

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MaterialHardened C45 steel

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