The Black Hammer pirates were a pirate organization that operated during the time of the Galactic Civil War. In 1 BBY, the smuggler Han Solo sold the Sentinel-class landing craft Freebird to a group of Black Hammer pirates, while in the city Gal'fian'deprisi on the planet Galantos. The Black Hammer pirates were headquartered in a base in the Chirk'pn Wastes, at the edge of Galantos' Gar'glum Sea. Their leader was the Trandoshan Stima Ardella.