The 22 oz. Rip hammer with smooth face has a bonded and molded shock reduction grip that reduces shock up to 70 percent and will not come off. Estwing hammers are the only hammers that can make this claim. The head and handle are forged in 1-piece and are fully polished. This tool has unsurpassed balance and temper. Longer handle and heavier head for driving large common nails. Made in USA. Protect your eyes from flying particles and dust. Always wear safety goggles. Bystanders shall also wear safety goggles.