This 16 oz. rip claw nail hammer is forged in 1-piece solid steel, and fully polished. Balance and temper are unsurpassed. It has a bonded and molded on Shock Reduction Grip that reduces shock up to 70% and will not come off. Estwing hammers are the only hammers that can make this claim. Both the head and handle are forged in 1-piece solid steel and have an attractive blue UV coating. This is the perfect hammer for general, and light to medium duty. Nail hammers are designed for striking common and finishing nails and nail sets. Made in USA. Protect your eyes from flying particles and dust. Always wear safety goggles. Bystanders shall also wear safety goggles.