At first glance, the sleek styling scores high on the “cool factor,” but after a bit of examination, the thought behind the design comes into focus. The EWF21 features a 21oz. forged steel head with an extended shank that is bonded and bolted to the cranked fiberglass handle. This helps to ensure a permanent head and handle connection.
The goal of this new design was to achieve greater power and less shock. To deliver the most force to the target, the striking face is located closer than usual to the centerline of the handle/hammerhead interface, bringing the weight forward to the head. To reduce shock and vibration the handle was curved, and it was extended to maximize striking force, requiring fewer hits to drive the target.
Web pricing starts at around $35.
Estwing EWF21 Weight Forward Hammer [Estwing]