The geological hammer E3-22P is a mid weight geological hammer manufactured by strike tools specialist, Estwing. The hammerhead has one flat face for breaking & crushing rock or matrix while the opposite side has a pointed tip, which enables the user to carefully extract samples from within the rock as well as using the tool to split or pry rock apart. Manufactured using Estwing drop forge technique, the hammer is made from a single piece of steel meaning it will last a lot longer than most other strike tools. The handle is covered in a shock reducing vinyl grip with an end cap. The E3-22P is one the most popular hammers on the market with geologists today.