Estwing's Solid Steel Framing Hammer's feature a longer handle and larger face resulting in more striking power and increase leverage for pulling and prying nails or boards. The head and handle are forged in one piece for maximum durability and hand polished to a beautiful finish. This hammer features our patented Shock Reduction Grip the most comfortable, durable grip on the market. The Shock Reduction Grip reduces impact vibration by over 70%. It is molded and bonded directly to the tools steel core, meaning it will never slip, even under the harshest conditions. Estwing striking tools are proudly made in Rockford, IL.