If you are looking for an inexpensive yet capable jeweler's chasing hammer,
For the price, this is a good choice for a Jeweler’s chasing hammer. Weighing in at around 5 ounces it is a good size and weight for general duty work.
The wooden handle is large enough to be comfortable in hand and fairly ergonomic. The polished head maintains it shine quite well though a couple of users have complained that this is not the case. Perhaps some quality control issues?
The one fairly consistent complaint about this chasing hammer is that the head may be loose on the handle. Some people have even complained that it has fallen off. A loose head on a wooden handled hammer is fairly common and is easily fixed usually by hammering in a small wedge to tighten the grip of the wood around the head.
All in all, the quality for the price on this hammer is very good so we have no problem giving the Beadsmith Chasing Hammer the honor of best value in this category.