I've used this hammer for about 6 months now and frankly I prefer it to my Vaughn for general use around the woodworking shop. The drop forged steel head and handle make for a well balanced tool. The cushioned grip allows for comfortable grip ensure control even with wet or greasy hands. I haven't noticed a vibration problem that some others have written about. The hammer has a hickory wedge in the handles which is designed to absorb this shock or vibration.
Pick one up today, you'll thank me tomorrow!
All around good selection for a hammer. Firm grip and tough construction.
read a lot of good reviews on this hammer which made me buy it even though I could've bought a cheaper one elsewhere, but figured why not spend the money on a good hammer that will last me without the hassles of a risky cheap one
Good feel and balanced
I just got this hammer to accompany my curved claw hammer. It is a very solid hammer, large head, and comfortable grip. The version I received is darker than the one pictured and darker than my curved claw hammer. I did not like this at first, but I do now. I know that the claws are different, but the color difference makes for easier differentiation. I have an on-going attic project going and the Rip Claw design makes for easy board removal.