One of the more novel tools seen at the 2010 National Hardware Show was this unique Ranch hammer, created by rancher and Ranch Hand Tools owner Jerry Simmons.
His company offers three versions of the tool:
Each tool's unique design feature is the patented leverage loop on the head of the hammer. It gives you the leverage of a 2x4 "shim" built right into the tool.
The Ranch Hand was originally designed for ranching and fencing. This unique, hammer like tool has a removable ring on the hammer shaft that is used to tighten wire, cord, cable etc. The hammer handle terminates in a pry bar with a split crow's foot that easily pulls up nails and tightens wire. The pry bar is another helpful source of leverage.
The Carpenter's Hammer is made of 100% steel and has a comfortable non-slip handle. This is the perfect hammer for any carpentry project. The leverage loop gives you the leverage that a 2x4 does except it is easier to carry!
The Household Hammer has a fiber glass handle with a comfortable non-slip handle. The leverage loop pulls out nails and screws too.