Since 2010, Hardcore Hammers has made a name for itself as one of the best manufacturers for high-quality, innovative carpentry and framing hammers. Their Original Hardcore Hammer gets a style upgrade with this Blackout version, which features an all-black design (head and handle).
The 18-in Grade A American hickory handle is treated with a gorgeous matte black finish that matches the blackened Ferritic Nitrocarburizing-treated 4140 steel hammer head. In addition to the brand’s patented waffle insert, the Blackout features a heavier head (21 ounces vs. the original’s 19 ounces), a longer and wider claw compatible with a greater variety of nails, a repositioned magnet to make for easier one-handed nail-starting, a sturdier connection between head and handle, and improvements to the balance. It’s the same cutting-edge tool, but built stronger and looking better. Makes an excellent gift for the handy man.