By Ben Bowers
on 10.22.10

Estwing was founded by Swedish immigrant Ernest O. Estwing nearly a century a go. Ernest had a talent for forging hammers from one solid piece of hardened steel and the rest as they say is history. Estwing tools are still made in the USA in Rockford, Illinois and this Estwing Claw Leather Handle Hammer ($26) has us reconsidering the notion that all hammers are meant for work. Distinguished by its beautiful lacquered leather handle, it can undoubtedly deal with nails in any project you tackle, but we won’t blame you if opt leave it unscathed on the wall as the shining star of your tool collection.

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