top of page
Hammer banner.png
hammer trailer 2.png

5 mins


Hammer Polishing

The saddlers hammer is one of the most basic tools needed for leathercraft. However, when new, it is often not properly prepared to give you the optimal results. In this bonus tutorial short, Peter Nitz leather artisan Julien Danel takes you through the process of sanding and polishing so you can perfectly prep your hammer for use.

Tutorial Skills

1. How and why - removing sharp edges
2. Sanding by hand
3. Polishing with the machine

This video is only available as part of our Core Techniques Bundle.

Meet your instructor

Book Private Leatherworking Lessons with Peter Nitz in Zurich​

In the heart of Zurich, Peter Nitz offers private leatherworking and leather crafting classes at his Atelier studio. Individuals or groups who partake in Peter’s week-long course will gain exclusive access to his luxury leather materials, tools and Atelier workshop. More importantly, they’ll be privy to Peter’s unparalleled leather crafting knowledge, having the opportunity to ask detailed questions while learning a broad range of leather crafting skills and techniques from the master himself. 

At the end of the week, students will leave with a self-made leather good of their choosing. To book a private leather course in Zurich with Peter Nitz, please fill out the contact form below.

bottom of page