Here’s close look at the meticulously ground heads on the Fairmount hammers; the most important aspect of a metal-shaping hammer. Left to right we have: Cross Chisel, Curved Cross Chisel, General Purpose Pick, Utility Pick, and Shrinking Hammers. Each has a loosely defined purpose, and most are available with either traditional hickory handles, or fiberglass with a rubber handle. The choice here is mostly personal preference. Sire tells us he feels the fiberglass offers better balance and bounce when a lot of hammering needs to be done, but he prefers the more accurate transmission and feel from the hickory handle for light, precision work.