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Precisely ground and hardened, hand-forged, steel head with highly polished tips mounted on a hickory handle to provide the right weight and balance. Made in Germany.
The hammer feels a little bit heavier than the quoted weight so I just balanced the head on the scales and it read 200g (~7oz). Some of this extra weight is down to the handle. I laid the head on the scales and then supported the handle roughly where you would hold it.
Price: approx £28
Definitely not the cheapest of hammers, but the head is finished to a mirror finish, the handle is exquisite and the balance overall is superb.
Available at hswalsh.com
You can view all of the different forms of hammer along with descriptions: Hammers - diracdelta.co.uk.
See also: Tools.