Milled face curve claw framing hammer is forged in 1-piece solid steel, and fully polished. Balance and temper are unsurpassed. It has a bonded and molded on shock reduction grip that reduces shock up to 70% and will not come off. Estwing hammers are the only hammers that can make this claim. Both the head and handle are forged in 1-piece solid steel and have an attractive blue UV coating.