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I 'm fixing on ordering a maul from Barry King I was wondering what a good weight would be. I need a good all around as I don't have the funds for sevral. Right now I'm just using small basket stamps and such. But I wouldn't mind trying some carving in the near future. And I'm pretty sure I wont be stamping saddle weight stuff for quite some time(years) I was thinking around two pounds. Does that sound way to heavy.

Thanks for any and all help

Mike

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Congrats on your future purchase. I frequently use my 2lb and 3lb bk for stamping bw. I believe you would be more than okay with a 2 lb. Good luck and get back to us on how it goes.

Greetings from Round Rock, Texas

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Somewhere in the range of 16 to 20oz. would probably suit you better. 20oz. is heavy enough to hit a geometric stamp and leave a good impression but not to heavy to bevel w/. 16oz. or lighter have always seemed to light for me to run a moderate size basket stamp or border stamp, but better to bevel light leather. Personal preferance.

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Hi I agree with Kevin,,, somewhere around a 16 to 20 oz maul would be a good choice, for average weight leather, like belts, knife scabards, ect. If you were doing Heavy stamping on Heavy leather, more like 30-40oz. But if you use lighter weight leather, like for bilfold backs ect. a lighter 10-12oz would be better. The correct maul makes tooling so much easier, & better. Ed

Somewhere in the range of 16 to 20oz. would probably suit you better. 20oz. is heavy enough to hit a geometric stamp and leave a good impression but not to heavy to bevel w/. 16oz. or lighter have always seemed to light for me to run a moderate size basket stamp or border stamp, but better to bevel light leather. Personal preferance.

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I have a 2pounder that i just bought. Its a little on the light side for most of me average basket stamps but its perfect for the small ones and border stamping. Im definatly planing on getting a smaller 16oz. for bevling/ the small stamps and should be placing a order for barrys 48oz'r for the big stuff. I may be a little heavy for what i'm shooting for but if thats the case i'l use it to drive punches and such. For some reason i tend to prefer a little heavyer maul than what most guys a running. You can definatly get by with a 2 pounder for the balance of eveything though. Its big enough to BW yet light enough for runing the smaller stamps if you have to.

my 2 cents worth..

jed

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now I am no where near as good as alot of the guys on here but here is my .02. I started with a borrowed 3 pounder and I hated it. it was way to heavy for me. so then I bought a one pounder and thought that it was great, for a while, and it is okay for some things but now that I have found "my style" it is too light so I bought a BK in a three pound straight maul and I use it on almost everything. I do alot of my "interior beveling" with the light one but I usually find the heavier one in my hand. I need a two pounder for most everything that I tool but that three pounder is sure nice to run one of barry's stamps.

again just my opinion.

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Hi Mike, I got a heavy one I use for one strike hits on the makers mark, hardware etc.

For my carving maul I have the smallest Al Stohlman one to which I added a couple washers to the head for a tad more weight but the one above that one was way too heavy especially if you are going to tool for 5 or 6 hours straight.

Lui

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I want to thank everyone for their help. I think I'll try the 20oz.

Thanks again, Mike

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Mike,

I'm going to weight in with Kevin and Ed on this one. I use a 16 oz on 90% of my work. I use a 20oz for flower centers and for larger pear shading, etc. On a larger saddle pattern I would use the 20 oz more frequently. I think either one is good choice!

Bob

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Bob

Thanks for your reply. One more ? does that four ounces of weight make that big of a difference. I mean does it cause a person to get tired that much faster. Does it make it that much easier to use bigger stamps or thicker leather. It just doesn't seem that 4oz is a lot of weight. I will be the first to admit that I haven't done a lot of stamping or tooling. And what little I have done hasn't been for long stretches at a time. So once again I'll ask the fellas that do it all the time.

Thanks to everyone for their help :You_Rock_Emoticon:

Mike

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I have a 16 oz, a 20 oz, and a 64 oz. For all-around use, the 20 oz is my favorite. It has some heft for heavier work and is not too heavy for fine control. Each size has its use.

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Today I´ve got my 14oz tapered Maul from Barry King. And what should I say? It´s the greates Tool I´ve ever used.

In future I think I will get a 20oz or more too for heavier duty so like Basketwaves. But I think I can do this so long with my old poly head mallet.

just my 2ct

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