I never did much hammer finish on silver. When I did I rounded the
tips of several sizes of nails. Press the rounded tip of the nail on
the silver and wack the nail with a hammer. Continually move the
nail around as you hit it.
The silver was laying on a steel plate.
I flattened the end of large nails. Drill a hole in the center of the
tip and cut grooves radiating away from the hole. Use this to stamp
patterns into the silver. With a little creativity you can design
These home made tools will not last long but will do for a few jobs
before having to reshape them.
If that fails look at page 89 of the Rio Grande tool catalog. They
have many sizes of punches that could be used to produce hammered