The Estwing Supreme 16oz Chisel Edge Rock Hammer (E3-16BLC) is a smaller, lighter version of the Estwing Supreme 20oz Chisel Edge Rock Hammer (E3-20PC). This rock hammer has a 16 oz head and a a slightly shorter handle. This is a great rock pick for when you have a long way to carry the rock hammer, for those that prefer a lighter rock hammer, or those other times when you want a smaller rock hammer. Lighter to pack or wear on longer hikes. Choose a chisel edge rock hammer when you want to split layers of rock apart looking for fossils. The lighter weight gives a bit more control on where you place your strikes.
We've said it before but the purpose of a rock hammer is to break rock or drive chisels. With the lighter weight of the head of this hammer you're going to have to swing a lot harder and with many more blows. The smaller head face makes it harder to use when driving chisels.
|Head Width||6 1/2 inches|
|Overall Length||10 3/4 inches|
|Head Weight||16 ounces|
|Total Weight||1 pound 9 ounces|
This is Estwing's newest geological tool and sure to become the standard the rock pick carried by geologist and rockhounds.
The main differences between the hammer (Big Face) and the Estwing Supreme 22oz Pointed Tip Rock Hammer is the new Big Face has, wait for it, a bigger face. Think of it like a bull dog or a pug. It's like the 22oz hammer's striking edge is "pushed in" towards the shaft. Like a mountain range created when two plates collide! Or like that day you spent hours pounding away on a chisel. The 22oz hammer's head is about 7/8'' square while the Big Face hammer's head is 1 1/8'' square, about a 1/4'' bigger on each side. Speaking of chisels, this rock hammer's head makes it much better for driving chisels.
Overall the weight of the Estwing Supreme Big Face 24 oz Pointed Tip Rock Hammer E6-24PC and the Estwing Supreme 22oz Pointed Tip Rock Hammer E3-22P are about the same. The Big Face has extra head weight which imparts a more powerful impact, but the overall weight was held the same by attaching the grip to the handle shaft in a different way. (see the images below)
Light enough to easily carry but heavy enough to crack some rock. Estwing Supreme quality in a one-piece forged pointed tip rock pick. Fully polished solid steel with the Estwing shock absorbing nylon-vinyl grip which has been tested to reduce shock by 50%.
|Head Width||7 inches|
|Overall Length||13 1/2 inches|
|Head Weight||24 ounces|
|Total Weight||2 pounds|
|Head Width||Overall Length||Head Weight||Total Weight|
|7 inches||16 inches||22 ounces||2 pounds 1.1 ounce|
The Estwing Chipping Hammer is used for either mineral or fossil collection. The chipping hammer has both a chisel end and a pointed tip end. The chisel end has the chisel placed vertically or parallel with the handle. The pick end is straight or parallel with the head end. The chisel end and the straight pick end provide more accuracy for the removal of specimens from the rock matrix.
Note: Sheaths DO NOT work with this hammer. The Gfeller Casemaker's Holster work with this hammer.
|Head Width||7 1/2 inches|
|Overall Length||11 inches|
|Head Weight||13 ounces|
|Total Weight||1 pound 7 ounces|
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