Business is quite striking at Estwing Manufacturing. That's because the company makes striking and struck tools, including axes, chisels, claw hammers, and pry bars. The company produces a hammer with a shock-reduction gasket and a smooth face-to-claw radius that facilitates nail pulling. Besides the usual hand tools, Estwing also specializes in strike tools used by geologists, such as rock picks and chipping hammers. For the international market, Estwing makes strike tools adapted to other countries' patterns, including the schlosserhammer for Germany. Founded in 1923, the company is owned by the Estwing family.