Front Step Forge

Tool eye punch set H13 and tongs


Front Step Forge

Tool eye punch set H13 and tongs



The most popular tool eye shapes .

hammer eye punch

axe eye punch

round punch 

all forged from H13 tool steel 

with the indexable heritage grade tongs to hold them.

punching and drifting is greatly improved and tool life extended by using non toxic Forge Ease forging lubricant

these tools are made upon ordering. 

I also make tool eye drifts in a variety of forms to further enlarge and shape handles tools such as axes, hammers, tomahawks 

individual H13 punches available too

AISI H-13 Tool Steel - a 5% chromium hot work tool steel designed for applications that require extreme toughness combined with good red-hardness. H13 will allow an extra margin of safety in tools subject to heavy hammer blows, and those containing deep recesses or sharp corners. Although H13 was designed as a hot work steel, it has solved many cold work applications where extra toughness could be gained with some sacrifice of wear resistance. 


H-13 is typically bought to meet chemistry requirements rather than physical requirements. For that reason, physical properties are generally not provided unless requested prior to production. Any material can be sent to a third party after production to be tested for physical properties.

Typical Uses

  • Hot Work Dies
  • Hot Punching
  • Drift
  • Cut Off Tooling
  • High Performance Tooling