HIGH POWERED ASSAULT HAMMER
I bought one of these for myself before Christmas. I haven't done any framing for well over 30 years but I just couldn't pass this up at under 8 bucks. Since the People's Republik of Kalifornia has not yet banned hammers (which are used for more murders than are guns) this hammer provides amazing self-protection.
It features a dimpled grip so it won't slip out of your hands when you are swinging it at an attacker. Also, the head has a very deep and sharp waffled surface (think about a meat cleaver only much sharper and heavier at 22 oz.) The claws are wickedly sharp. But one of the unique features is a magnetized nail starter. When I was framing, there was no such device built into our hammers. We used to try to wedge a 16d nail in the claws so that we could extend our reach to start a nail up high. This one is equipped with a magnetized slot that fits a 16d nail that projects well beyond the claws.
Do you know how much damage you could do to an attacker's forehead with a 16d nail delivered by your swing with 22 oz. hammer on an 18 inch handle? Hammer slings with belt loops are also available for quick access and easy draws in emergencies.
As far as I know, Kalifornia has not yet outlawed the open carrying of hammers.
Once again, UNDER $8.OO AT HOME DEPOT. HUSKY TOOLS COME WITH A LIFETIME, UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE.