I saw this back when we toured Unique Performance’s body shop. I’d forgotten about it, but I came across it again this morning when I was looking through some of the pictures we didn’t publish. After going through dozens of wooden-handled body hammers — the guys at Unique do some serious, serious body work — they got sick of buying new ones and welded this one up right in the shop. The guys at Unique said it’s hard on the wrists and elbows, but at least it doesn’t break once every week or so.
It’d be sweet if Stanley applied the technology from their AVX hammer to a body hammer. Think of it: durable all-steel construction without the “body-man’s elbow.” Good stuff.