Ball Peen Hammer: A great tool for making Nantucket Baskets. HH Perkins' Ball Peen Hammer is made with a genuine Hickory handle. This hammer is smaller, to ensure you can reach those tough angles. The Ball Peen Hammer is used for attaching handles to rims, for tapping Escutcheon Pins, and hammering brass hardware with ease. The Ball Peen Hammer is lightweight and is an amazing tool for all different types of craft projects.