The Estwing 20 oz. Bricklayer's hammer has a bonded and molded shock reduction grip that reduces shock up to 70 percent and will not come off. Patented nylon end cap now makes this hammer the most durable on the market. 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. Made in USA. Always wear safety goggles. Bystanders shall also wear safety goggles. This tool can pull a variety of fasteners and is extremely strong and durable.