Frequently Asked Questions


What are your products made from?

We use 4140 alloy steel for our Original and Blunt Force hammers, our Ranger and Raptor axes and our Survivalist and Super Naturalist hatchets.  Our Carpenter's Hatchet is made from 1080 tool steel.

Our handles are made from Grade A American hickory.


What are the weights of your products?

The weight varies per item but, the head weights are:  

  • Hammers are 21oz.  

  • Survivalist hatchet is 19oz.  Super Naturalist hatchet is 17oz.  Carpenter's hatchet is 22oz.  

  • Raptor axe is 2 3/4 pounds and the Ranger is 3 3/4 pound.  

These are head weights which do not include the handles.  


How long will it take me to get my product?

Our lead time is generally 2 weeks for all non-custom orders orders.  Shipping estimates at check out do not include the processing time.  Shipping times will vary depending on the shipping method used as both the USPS and FedEx can experience delays which are noted on their websites.  We suggest to plan for and allow up to 2 weeks once the item is shipped.  COVID-19 has impacted shipping sometimes creating delays up to 4 weeks with the USPS.   Often orders are processed, shipped and delivered much quicker, but we want you to know your order may take up to 4 weeks to after shipping to arrive.

Where are your products made?

Proudly 100% made in the USA.  That means materials and labor.  The steel heads for our hammers, hatchets and axes come from foundries and companies in Wisconsin and Illinois.  Our premium American hickory handles are turned to our exact specifications in Arkansas.

Is there a warranty on your products?

Lifetime warranty on steel heads against manufacturer's defects, such as cracks or breaks, not including misuse, abuse and normal wear and tear.  Tool will need to be returned to us for verification along with proof of purchase.  30 day warranty on wood handles, with proof of purchase and photos of broken/damaged handle to rule out misuse, abuse, neglect, or normal wear and tear from use.

How do I care for my Hardcore Hammers tools?

Tools should be kept clean and dry at all times.  Before any use, metal heads should be inspected for sharpness, tight fit on handles, chips or cracks, and for any damage to handles from overstrikes or misses. A damaged striking tool should be repaired or replaced immediately.  After use, metal heads should be cleaned, dried, oiled and stored safely in a dry, climate controlled environment until next use.

Storefront: 307 S. Main Street, Hillsboro, IL 62049

Store hours: Monday-Friday 9AM - 5PM | Saturdays 10AM- 1 PM

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