A soft-faced sledge hammer for heavy applications where risk of chipping needs to be minimized. Head is forged from high-tensile steel then normalized to give a softer face that is less likely to chip. Head is pinned and epoxied to handle to prevent head coming off. Normalized striking face has hardness below 20HRC. A thick-cored fiberglass handle for extra strength with non-slip oil resistant rubberized coating. Comfortable, thick rubber grip gives better protection from shock and vibration. Large sweep at base to prevent grip loss. Correctly heat treated to best suit product application. THis product must be maintained in accordance with Australian standard AS 3797:1991.