Great for hardcore wood splitting, this maul features our patented IsoCore??? Shock Control System to reduce shock and vibration by 2X. This rugged, powerful maul allows you take on intense wood splitting jobs while helping to reduce muscle fatigue and joint pain. Its forged premium steel head features a splitting face for forcing wood apart and a driving face, which can be used to drive wedges or struck with another tool during splitting to help force the wedge. Our patented, industry leading IsoCore??? shock control system absorbs strike shock and vibration, reducing the punishment your body takes and a dual-layer handle captures any lingering vibration. Optimized blade geometry blasts tough logs apart and an inseparable riveted head will not slide down or snap off, even when swinging with maximum force. A performance handle design fits your hand securely and comfortably and features a pronounced handle flare for security. Strategic handle texturing helps improve grip while reducing blisters. This design has been tested to exceed US standards for striking tool durability to withstand the toughest work environments.