Since 1923, the Estwing family and its employees have taken pride in designing and manufacturing the world's most durable, comfortable and attractive striking and struck tools. All claw hammers, axes, specialty tools and pry bars are manufactured to the highest possible standards and offer a true value to both tradesmen and craftsmen alike. In 2001 Estwing introduced the new shock reduction grip that provides customers with the best available grip for reducing vibrations caused by impact. Plus, this grip offers the utmost in both comfort and durability. This Estwing patented innovation is sure to be the standard for ergonomically correct hammers for decades to come. All of their nylon vinyl grip tools are now being made with this new material. 2003 is the year Estwing introduced the "Weight Forward" hammers. These revolutionary new fiberglass hammers put the weight up front for easier, more efficient nailing, delivering maximum power, efficiency and handle protection while reducing shock up to 50%. The Weight Forward is the new standard for strength in Fiberglass hammers.