Our Blackened Blunt Force Hammer head is even tougher with FNC! The FNC (Ferritic Nitrocarburizing) process uses heat, nitrogen and carbon to toughen up the surface of our 4140 steel, improving its durability, appearance and corrosion resistance. This head is available on your choice of Grade A American hickory handle options.
The Blunt Force Hammer • 21oz. investment cast 4140 American steel head • 18 inch Grade A American Hickory Handle • Smooth hammer face
As you can see, we’ve made a few improvements to the original design, with the intent of making this hammer even more versatile and user friendly than before. We’ve lengthened and widened the claw to allow a greater variety of nails to fit (both smaller trim nails and larger), we’ve repositioned the magnet placement to allow better grip of nails for one handed nail starting, as well as to allow the bottom magnet to accept duplex nails used in concrete form work. Also, we improved the draft on the inside of the hammer eye for a better handle/head connection to reduce the possibility of the head loosening. We then beefed up the the size of the head by 2 oz, to make the new version 21oz instead of 19oz, for greater striking force while maintaining excellent balance and feel during use. We truly hope you will enjoy these new improvements and and feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions or comments.
OK: before you ask, we already did: “Why, if the original Hardcore Hammer is a milled face AND a smooth face hammer in one, would we make a smooth face hammer?” Well, because there are different hammers for different pounding needs. While we feel that the original Hardcore Hammer is the best framing hammer ever made, we know that lots of guys out there swing hammers as a daily part of their job, yet almost never need them for driving nails. They need a great hammer for everything ELSE they need to pound. They just need some BLUNT FORCE. THAT’S why we made a smooth hammer: because “POUND IT” can mean more than just driving nails.