JIM BLURTON CENTRE PUNCH
Handheld, made from S1 tool steel.
The Jim Blurton centre punch is made from S1 tool steel, an air hardened tool steel which is easily maintained. This handheld punch is designed to mark the centre point of the steel when shoemaking.
It is recommended that sharpening of the centre punch is done at normal forging temperatures and allowed to air cool. The centre punch should ideally be placed on the side of the forge whilst cooling. Placing on a cold surface should be avoided as sudden cooling may cause stress fractures.