This warhammer is built just as tough as the rest of the battlecry line. Love the finish, love the color, and it feels brutally dangerous in the hand. Only downside is that whatever they used to blacken the handle will stain your hands when you initially handle it. There just seems to be an excess of stuff on the handle. I had to wipe it off repeatedly with a paper towel until it no longer did that. Handle is still just as black as it was, so it's all good.