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Copper is naturally a softer metal that many others used for nails and fasteners. Though this copper is half-hardened to reduce bending, you may still wish to exercise some best practices when hammering them into harder woods.
Our copper nails are half hard 12 gauge copper with a threaded shank for grip & attractive nail head.
If you are hammering them into hard wood, you can drill a small pilot hole to prevent the nails from bending.
Protect the nail head
To protect the attractive head,
hold the nail in place with pliers (optional)
use a rubber mallet,
and/or place a piece of wood or fabric between the head of the nail and your hammer.