More Lump Hammers in the Works

Posted on 31 August 2018

We sold out of our first batch of lump hammers in two hours on Wednesday, which was quite a surprise. Today, Raney and John are boxing up the first batch of hammers to go out. And then they’ll begin production on a new batch of hammers for the store.

In the meantime, you might enjoy the photo above, which I call the post-apocalyptic lump hammer. This is one of our early prototypes that I have been intentionally abusing. We wanted to see how the hammer faces would hold up and if the handle would break.

To test the faces, I loaned the hammer to a masonry demolition crew. When they brought it back, the hammer’s only problem was that the head had come loose on the handle. A wedge fixed that. The handle saw a wee bit of delamination – only one growth ring – with no loss in strength.

This example used to have a charred handle. Some of the charring wore off in use. I removed the rest with a scraper and refinished the handle with soft wax. The decal was a failed experiment – ignore it.

We’re all excited for our customers to receive their lump hammers and start using them – we think you’ll be impressed with how useful they are.

— Christopher Schwarz

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5 comments

  • Joel Carp: November 11, 2018

    When will the next batch of Lump a Hammers be available? How can I find out about their Availability?

  • Raney: September 08, 2018

    Sorry for the fast sellout. It really exceeded our expectations by a lot. We are working furiously to get more made up and on the site – but we aren’t going to rush anything for any reason at all. And as we’ve discussed before, we don’t take preorders or keep lists.

    We should have some more details on the next batch shortly.

  • Steve Jones: September 07, 2018

    Mine arrived today – beautiful! The handle is very comfortable and the beeswax makes it grippy. I’ve been walking around the house looking for something to hit. I can’t wait to get it into the shop and set it to work. Good job!

  • Matthew morrison: September 02, 2018

    Is there a list to be added to for next batch of lump hammers?

  • Antti Nannimus: September 03, 2018

    Yes, hammers are very useful because, since early childhood, we have well known that almost everything needs pounding.

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