The scythe peening hammer has two ends to its head. The broad-faced end is typically used for peening with one of our peening anvils, while the narrow-faced end can be used with our repair anvils to perform edge repair.
You can of course do the reverse – that is, repair with a narrow anvil and broad hammer, and peen with a broad anvil and narrow hammer – but each of these options is more challenging.
At 500g the head is a good weight for the job, and comes highly polished to help prevent any damage to your edge.
Note that if you’re going to use a peening jig, we recommend that you don’t bother with a scythe hammer unless you’re looking to try freehand at a later date; pretty much any old hammer will do for the jig. And even if you do buy a jig and a scythe hammer, we’d strongly suggest not using the scythe hammer for the jig – keep it pristine for freehand peening instead!