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I am behind on reading posts but a while back someone was looking
for a Japanese chasing hammer.

http://www.tourism.metro.tokyo.jp/english/tra/goods08.html#30

This site has a video of a round vessel being chased. There is a
section where the texture of the tool shows. Marcia Lewis says that
the Japanese put a mat finish on their tools. During the workshop
that I took from her at Arrowmont, we made our tools and almost the
last step w as to tap the annealed and shaped punch onto an old file
to texture it. I learned to like this mat texture and think that it
gives more control.

marilyn