About us

Since 1923, the Estwing family and its employees have taken pride in designing and manufacturing the world’s most durable, comfortable and attractive striking and struck tools. All claw hammers, axes, specialty tools and pry bars are manufactured to the highest possible standards and offer a true value to those who use our tools on the job, at home or in the great outdoors. 

Groundbreaking Innovation

In 2001 Estwing introduced the new Shock Reduction Grip® that provides our customers with the best available grip for reducing vibrations caused by impact, offering the utmost in both comfort and durability. This Estwing patented innovation set the standard for ergonomically correct hammers for decades to come.

Estwing continues to engineer and produce groundbreaking new handtools. Our product development specialists work continually to create the most innovative and longest-lasting handtools on the market. Estwing is committed to American made tools for today and tomorrow.

Our Home

Estwing was founded – and is still located – in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, a city with a rich manufacturing history and home to many Swedish immigrants in the early 1900s, including our founder Ernest Estwing. The blue and yellow of Estwing’s logo, the same colors of the Swedish flag, highlight the influence and importance of Ernest’s (and Rockford’s) Swedish roots.

Entrance to Estwing Manufacturing headquarters