Both beautiful and functional, this striking tool by Sue Aygarn-Kowalski was painstakingly crafted from exotic hardwoods, sterling silver and highly polished bronze, with a stainless steel shaft for strength. The colors of the canarywood and yellow heart woods used in the handle are naturally occurring and Aygarn-Kowalski slices them into pieces before aligning the grain and gluing them to the steel shaft to be hand turned on a lathe. The balance and weight of this hammer as well as the satin finish of the handle from multiple polishings make this piece a joy to experience in the hand.
Canarywood, yellow heart, sterling silver, bronze, stainless steel
9″ high x 1.75″ wide; 1.5″ long head