So I bought this hammer mainly for use, but also becuase of the looks. And yes I know looks dont mean function, but how can you say that it wouldnt build your confidence and make you feel good when forging with something nice like this? And yes I know one of you are going to say why did I waste my money on a hammer like this where I could have bought so many different forging things. Well let me ask you this, why did you buy that brand new Chevy Truck where you could have bought a used one that is just as useful from getting you from point A to point B? Or why did you buy that expensive painting on your wall? Anyways, to get that out of the way, this is a really nice hammer and I can't wait to put it to good use!