It's nice to have an arsenal of hammers at your disposal for different moods and playing situations. These hardwood hammers are meticulously shaped and finished in pairs, guaranteeing an even, well-balanced weight and feel. They are 8.5" long.
The striking surface material is what will determine the sound. These double sided hammers have hardwood on one side (for a louder, bell-like tone, which is often used in outdoor or ensemble playing where you need to be loud) , and suede leather (for a softer, warmer tone, often used for indoor solo playing) on the other side.
Weight and stiffness are also subtle factors that can influence the sound and performance of a pair of hammers. These double-sided hammers, have a smaller head size, are lighter, and have a narrower, more flexible handle, thus producing a lighter sound.