We have greatly increased production (yay) thanks to bringing on some more help with assembly. I’ve built some new jigs that improve the handle production – some of the slots for the wedges weren’t perfectly centered. We’ve also changed the way we add the Crucible logo to save on tooling costs (and it looks crisper). And we modified the shape of the hammer head’s eye (it’s a right nutty shape) to cut out a step with handle assembly.
It’s crazy. We’ve made so many of these lump hammers that I can grind heads in my sleep now. But we’re still finding ways to improve the process and the product.
The Crucible lump hammer is $85 plus shipping. You can purchase yours here.
— Christopher Schwarz