Rock Hammer / Chisel Edged Valley Soft-Touch 20 Oz by Amateur Geologist
The Valley Soft-Touch Chisel Edge Rock Hammer, sometimes called a Paleontologist’s Hammer or Fossil Hammer, has a 20 ounce head and is constructed of one piece drop forged steel with continuous forging grain flow from head to shaft. The rubber grip is finger fitted, shock absorbent and non-slip. The Valley Soft-Touch Chisel Edge Rock Hammer is very similar to the Estwing Supreme 20oz Chisel Edge Rock Hammer. It differs from the Estwing mostly in the design of the grip and it is a bit shorter. The chisel edge doesn’t have as much bend or bow to it as does the Estwing Supreme Chisel Edge Rock Hammer. The Valley Soft-Touch Chisel Edge Rock Hammer has a square faced striking head on one end and a chisel edge on the other. The chisel edge is used for splitting layered rock such as shale and slate into flat sheets, usually when hunting fossils. The Valley Soft-Touch Chisel Edge Rock Hammer is a great tool for the professional or recreational geologist, paleontologist or any rockhound and will last you a life time. We also list the Valley Soft-Touch Pointed Tip Rock Hammer here on amazon.com. The pointed tip rock hammer is preffered by geologist and rockhounds when identifying rocks, looking for minerals and prospecting.