The weight-forward hammer is a new design of hammer in which the the center of gravity is shifted forward so that the head delivers more impact with less applied force. The weight-forward hammer, at 21 ounces, is a little heavier than most standard hammers. It has a continuous, curved shape, from the hand grip to the weight-forward point of impact on the hammerhead. This shape allows the extended handle to deliver greater striking force to the square head, so that it takes fewer strikes to drive nails into place. For the user, this means less fatigue and shock stress. The fiberglass handle (available in 14- or 16-inch lengths) is covered with neoprene rubber to ensure a good grip.
The weight-forward hammer won silver prize in the 2004 Industrial Design Excellence Awards.