We are compiling an ever growing list of U.S. hammer manufacturers & brands, which might include large corporations, small companies and individuals.
There are currently 18 companies in this list who make 42+ types & sizes of hammers, which might include hammers assembled from materials 100% manufactured here in America, but some may also contain a percentage produced outside the USA.
Page last reviewed Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by Dave Hurley
ABC Hammers are proudly made in the USA and have set the quality standard for over 50 years. The hammers are used for all non-marring and non-sparking applications, and are available in brass and bronze. In addition to its standard line of hammers, ABC Hammers, Inc. also manufactures dead blow and soft face hammers as well as custom hammers to meet specific needs of its OEM customers.
The American Metal Products Company (later called "Ampco") produced the first-ever line of aluminum bronze safety hand tools in 1922. This marked the beginning of Ampco Safety Tools. The unmatched strength and durability of the aluminum bronze tools won quick acceptance in industrial markets.
The people of Vaughan are the true foundation of the company's success. Dedicated to the goal of producing the finest striking tools in the world, they have helped transform Vaughan from a small maker of hand tools to the world's largest manufacturer of striking tools. Vaughan tools are made with an attention to detail that is exceptional. Five generations of the Vaughan family and the dedicated craftsmen who produce their products care a great deal about the tools that carry the Vaughan name, and the care is obvious.
For over ninety years, Estwing has taken pride in designing and manufacturing the finest American made hand tools. Their hammers and axes are forged in one piece of solid
American steel to last a lifetime. These are tools you will use and then hand down to the next generation.
Even before you pick it up, you can see the quality that goes into a Dalluge hammer. From its high-polished head to its buffed hickory handle, a Dalluge hammer oozes craftsmanship and attention to detail. All Dalluge Hammers are 100% Made in the U.S.A.
HARDCORE Hammers offer a striking surface unparalleled by any other framing hammer available and the traction surface wears longer than any conventional milled face. HARDCORE Hammers provides all the advantages of both smooth face and milled face hammers.
COOK Hammer Company has over 75 years experience in manufacturing specialty hammers for critical industrial applications. The best has always been and still is soft alloys for non-marring striking hammers. Their wide variety of alloys offer a comprehensive range of hardness to accommodate every metalworking application, including non-sparking.
All Garland products are manufactured in the U.S.A. to ISO 9002 international quality standards. They combine superior craftsmanship with the best materials, then field-test their products extensively on a range of surface finishes to meet the requirements of the industries in which they're used. Industries ranging from foundries and electrical manufacturing to jewelry and woodworking. Their mallets and soft-faced hammers are preferred by both craftsmen and production workers.
Forged high-carbon steel head is hardened for additional durability. Crowned face with uniform bevel. It has a smoothly rounded peen. Straight-grain hickory handle is stained and lacquered to withstand weather.
Klein Tools makes over 3,000 products, has 7 manufacturing plants in the U.S. and manufactures the majority of those products in the U.S. The Klein family has been committed to manufacturing the highest quality hand tools with unmatched durability and comfort for over 155 years. The result, authentic Klein Tools is the number one choice among professional tradesmen.
The company, started with just a few hundred dollars in 1876, has continued to grow and prosper through a series of ownership changes and is now a multi-million operation that became part of the Ames True Temper family of companies in 1999. Ames True Temper was purchased by Griffon Corporation in September 2010. Griffon Corporation, is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Housed in a 75,000 square foot facility, Ken-Tool is a primary manufacturer of product, with its manufacturing expertise centered around drop hammer, upsetter, and press forging. The company goes to market through the traditional aftermarket distribution network. The company also does contract forging for various companies both in and outside its industry.
Hammers & Mallets by NC Black Co., LLC. With over 25 years experience working in Metal, Engraving and the Art of Tool Making, three metalsmiths created NC BLACK Company in response to the special needs of miniature smithing, raising, and shell forming by making their own hammers to complete intricate commissioned works.
Stiletto Tool Company proudly traces it's history to the earliest days of the California Gold Rush. Since 1849, we have provided professionals, homeowners and do-it-yourselfers the tools that have literally shaped the building of the West. Today, Stiletto's line of Titanium striking tools continues that tradition into the 21st Century.
Every Atlas Tomahawk, Dual-Tool and Hammer is original in design and have been developed and improved by them since 1939. Their first consideration in building tools is safety because the heads are pinned to the handles so they won't fly off. Tough induction hardened heads properly drawn to controlled hardness are safer. Extra husky handles stand up longer. Long slim cones and chisel blades stand up for more grinds. Special wood hand-grips are shaped to fit the hand for "No Slip" directional feel and are superior to "round" file handles. Other tools may be equal in price or sell for slightly less but with Atlas, you get much, much more for your money.
Some of the companies listed in this directory that make hand tools here in America, may also have them manufactured in other countries as well.
Many businesses alter their brand names, manufacturing practices and product designs with little or no notice, so if there are questions that still remain, we suggest contacting the manufacturer directly.