Smash your way through your next demolition project with the new Wilton Bad Ass Sledge Hammer. Seriously, that’s it’s name – Bad Ass Sledge Hammer, or B.A.S.H., for short.
Wilton claims that the BASH has an unbreakable handle. Yeah, yeah, we’ve heard that line before. But wait, what’s that? Wilton’s viral marketing video shows the inside of the BASH handle – a core comprised of 6 linked-together steel bars!
A short length below the sledge hammer’s head looks to be padded extra-thick with a grip-like material. Wilton says this is an “anti-vibe” neck, but we imagine that it also serves to further protect the handle from overstrike damage.
The BASH also features a flat head so you can rest it upright, hi-vis color scheme, 8 head weights between 2.5 and 20 lbs, two head hardness options (soft or heavy-duty), several handle lengths, safety plate that prevents separation and flying sledge heads, and a no-slip grip.
I’ve seen wood handles break from overstrikes before, and while I’ve seen fiberglass handles fail before, it usually wasn’t the result of an overstrike. Unbreakable claims aside, I wonder how these hammers feel and handle.
The BASH’s core is not made from solid steel, so I don’t think tool balance or handle weight will be an issue. Excessive vibration may be a concern, but it looks like Wilton covered that angle with dampeners through the handle, which also serve to keep the core bundled together.
Dealer info is available via Wilton’s BASH site.