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.

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