Description from Kaufmann Mercantile
16-ounce claw hammer made from a solid piece of steel. Beautifully balanced. Bound and lacquered leather grip. Made in Rockford, Illinois, by a century-old company.
A hammer is the workhorse of any tool bench so its important to have a good one. The failings of flimsy, modern versions of the ancient tool includes loose construction that sends the head flying off; unevenly distributed weight that leaves the claw function woefully impotent; or inadequate shock absorption that results in even the most rugged carpenters hand wringing in pain.
The Estwing avoids the common pitfalls of modern hammers. Forged from a single solid piece of steel, there are no separate parts that can become dangerously unhinged. A bound leather handle absorbs shock. The steel is perfectly balanced. Its an understated tool that hearkens to a simpler time one of rugged craftsmanship and personal industry.
The Estwing claw hammer is a versatile tool with a singular focus. Though it is meant for the driving and drawing out of common and finishing nails, the hammer can be used in both large builds and small household projects alike. A craftsman should feel comfortable using this driving tool while framing an entire house or putting the finishing touches on a piece of handmade woodwork the perfect sidekick for the do-it-youselfer.
- Height : 12.5” / 318 mm
- Weight : 16 ounces
- Materials : Hardened steel, leather, lacqeur
- Made in Rockford, Illinois