This little guy is the latest addition to my workshop. I purchased mine this past weekend while I was attending the Colorado Metalsmithing Conference. We had a vendor room and Naja Tools had a few of these in the different sizes, so I couldn’t resist buying this one. I had been looking at it for several months.
One of the things I love about any Fretz tool is that they have both function and beauty. These latest workbench anvils come in several shapes, depending on your needs. I chose this one because of the softer dome shape and I was told that out of the ones Fretz has, this will probably be the one I would use the most.
It is made out of highly polished 420 cast stainless steel set atop Padauk hardwood. Designed to provide a lifetime of use for metal shaping. My plan is to use this for some of my new designs where I want a slight curve in my metal piece.
I’ve always been completely satisfied with any of my Fretz tools and I would encourage anyone to try Fretz products. They truly are a great value.
See if your local jewelry supplier has these in stock. They are readily available online too. I bought mine for $65, which may have been a special price for people attending the Conference. Online, Otto Frei has them for $67.50, plus shipping…..generally you can find their latest coupon codes through their Facebook page. If you are interested in the set of 4, here’s a link to Otto Frie’s product page on them. I always encourage shopping around for the best price.
Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.