I know that there have been a great many changes in Hammer design over the decades. There are now steel, fiberglass and even composite handled hammers. For a purist like me, however, nothing matches the feel of a good old fashioned hickory handle.
This ball pein hammer takes me back to a day with things were simpler and the job at hand was worth doing right, if it was worth doing at all. One cool little note, is that the Craftsman Logo is burned right into the handle of each hammer. No stickers to peal off leaving a gooing mess which attracts dirt and grime.
Remember that quality work requires quality tools!
I spent a little over an hour talking to the customer service people. I was trying to replace a broken ball pein hammer. It turns out sears doesn't have a 12oz ball pein hammer any more so they sent me a 16oz ball pein. When the package arrived I had been sent a 16oz claw hammer. The two are not the same and the hammer wasn't even a craftsman hammer. I called customer service again and talked to two people who couldn't understand that contrary to what their computer was telling them I received the wrong tool. The stupid hammer is $18, I can buy a set of 5 from ************** for $21. It's time to move on from craftsman and sears, may they rest in peace.
So I ordered a ball peen hammer and instead they sent me a flex claw hammer. All they have to do is read. It's not that hard....
Nice hammer, but a little pricey in my opinion.