So I lost my RIP hammer about two months ago – long story… I don’t do a lot of carpentry work and only really need a hammer for projects around the house – nothing major. A such, I haven’t been in a real hurry to replace my old pounder. And then I stumbled across this leather handled Estwing. It’s a one-piece forged hammer weighing in at about 16oz and it’s absolutely gorgeous. How can a hammer be gorgeous? Hell, I dunno… But this one is. And it’s made in America.