The Stanley Chrome Vanadium Steel Hammer has a blade made of chrome vanadium steel for added strength and longevity. The blade stays sharp longer, reducing the need for frequent sharpening. It has been hardened, tempered and quenched to exact specifications for added safety. The modified parabolic striking end provides greater resistance to mushrooming and chipping. The bi-material handguard offers comfortable grip and protects from overstrike. The hammer is 12 x 1 inch (300 x 25mm) in size.