***Ed Hale is no longer making hammers so I'm out of stock BUT, Russell Cook of Master Works has permission to continue the Ed Hale style hammers and will do so soon. I'll have them here when they're ready.***
I've played with Ed Hale hammers for so long I don't remember when I first started with them. I've always loved the balance and simplicity of them. I always feel at home when I pick up my Hale hammers. They have a thicker handle which is really nice. Some people might want a bigger handle to grab onto. I competed with these hammers in 2010 because I felt the most comfortable with them so you could say that they are champion hammers. ;-) They don't cost that much for double sided hammers so give them a try if you haven't already. These are 8 3/8 long. The picture above shows 2 of each, Large, Small, and Round head, largest to smallest head, left-right. The round head gives you a little less striking surface, which is good for strings that are closer together. The large and small head are a bit heavier because of more wood at the head. The round is the smallest of the three. Poplar is the white shaft and cherry is the red shaft.