Estwing have been making hammers for a long time, and have always been at the
forefront of design. Even so, hammers haven’t changed a great deal until now. Estwing have radically changed hammer design with the weight-forward hammer.
They’ve shifted the hammer’s mass to the very end, giving much more drive from a
relatively light hammer (21 ounce as opposed to 24 ounces for a normal
It has an ergonomically designed handle with a soft grip and shock-absorber.
There are two handle lengths, with the long handled variety definitely for the
tradesperson (or those with strong arms) who swing hammers for a living.
The square face takes a little getting used-to, but is great for nailing into
The flatter claw makes it
easy to pick timber up from the floor without bending your back.
Estwing products are available at all good hardware stores.