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Blacksmith Alec Steele and students training at his workshop provide a condensed look at how layers of molten steel are repeatedly smashed together, first by machine, then by hand to create a pair of stunning damascus hammers.
Smash and grab. Walls and nails, that is. DeWalt’s upcoming hammer has an oversized striking face and a wedge on the handle to make it easier to tear through drywall, floor boards and more. It also has a 2×4 gripper and a three-layer grip.
Need an axe but all you have lying around the shop is a hammer? Miller Knives transforms one into the other, through a painstaking process that mostly involves pounding and grinding the hammerhead’s ends until they take on the desired form.
iThinking injected a bit of whimsy into an everyday tool. The Rhino Hammer has a base and head that, well, looks like a rhinoceros. It has a telescoping handle and is made of rubber, aluminum and steel.
A newly engineered series of hammers, sledgehammers, and mauls designed to dramatically reduce shock and vibration, easing fatigue and injury risk, while increasing efficiency. Fiskars says their design produces up to 4X less shock than wood-handled tools.
We first heard about the Cole-Bar Hammer back in 2009. Its inventors are now ready to mass-produce it, but they need your help. In return you get a chance to be one of the first to own this brilliantly versatile multi-tool.