Very simple hammer, but very effective. Crushed a helm without much effort. Very nice piece.
Great little war hammer. My only aversion is to the grip portion of the handle, which is a bit wide and uncomfortable. However, I would take this into battle in an instant. The claw like hammer is perfect for maximizing impact pressure points and the spike is nicely crafted to pierce armor, skulls, or anything else you might decide to use it on.
I got this for my husband for Christmas. He LOVES it! We beat up a really durable box like I was cutting through butter. Today he picked up one of the large beef knuckle bones that we got for the dogs and brought it outside to see how the war hammer would work on it. Completely blown to bits with one hit! This was unbelievable! Too much fun! And amazingly powerful.
Looked like a bargain @ the price.
Wrong. Worth much more. Light as a feather but immensely potent. Handles like a dream. Completely destroyed an old galvo garbage can. Not only did the spike punch through the steel effortlessly & was easily removed due to the sensible orientation of its decorative grooving but also the high-relief hammer face seemed to grip the metal even on hard strikes, allowing tearing of the seams apart. No hint of head loosening with wild & crazy use, & while the wood (which looks like oak) has some attractive but unnerving burl, all the burl areas are protected by the langets.
An active, intelligent & curious grandson has necessitated the retirement of the front-door pistol to a less accessible location, but I won't feel too disadvantaged with this critter leaning against the wall.