The Maxistrike hammer may look like a reject from Dr. Seuss’s private hardware store, but that’s on purpose — the neck’s arc supposedly limits over-strike damage by presenting an angled (as opposed to straight) surface to the wood below. The manufacturer also claims its unique shape brings the head’s weight forward, much like the ever-popular Estwing.
Besides the curvy neck, the Maxstrike also sports a padded grip that’s injected moulded directly onto the forged handle, and the grip includes four “finger channels” for comfort and additional gripping power.
But seriously — a curved neck? It may be a great hammer, but I’m having a hell of a time getting over that neck. Have any of you tried this sucker out? Or just have some strong opinions about it? Let us know in comments.