About Us

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.

Estwing Manufacturing Company was founded on Patents for a one-piece solid steel forging. These patents provided hammers and axes, which do not have any head or handle connection, as the whole tool is forged in one integral piece. Estwing hammers evolved first with a beautiful laminated leather grip and then in the late 1950’s with Estwing’s exclusive nylon vinyl deep cushion grip, molded directly to the steel shank. With these developments, Estwing’s market share grew and by the 1970’s, Estwing hammers were the “hammer of choice” for many tradesmen and were found on job sites throughout the United States. By the 1980’s, Estwing’s popularity had reached discriminating and upscale homeowners looking for increased value in their tool purchases. This trend towards quality products for both professional and upscale do-it-yourself user continues to this day. In 2001, Estwing introduced the new shock reduction grip that provides our customers with the best available grip for reducing vibrations caused by impact. This grip offers the utmost in both comfort and durability.

In the marketplace today, Estwing hammers have a truly unique position. Estwing hammers are known throughout the United States and the world as the first, finest and in most people’s eyes, the only one-piece solid steel forged hammer made. Plus - Estwing makes a full line of top-quality wood and fiberglass handled hammers.

Today, Estwing hammers are sold in most all major home center chains and hardware stores. Our hammers are unique in appearance, balance and durability. Additionally, Estwing hammers are the benchmark of quality for highly polished finishes and unsurpassed tempering. These virtues have led to strong brand name following and recognition. Consequently, Estwing hammers are asked for by name and they continue to dominate construction projects throughout the country.

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