BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THIS HAMMER, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IT IS MADE FROM A LIGHTWEIGHT SPONGE. THIS MEANS THE THE PAINT ON THE HEAD OF THE HAMMER DOES OFTEN CRACK. ALTHOUGH IT WILL NOT BE SEEN FROM A DISTANCE, IT IS VISIBLE CLOSE UP.
HOWEVER, THIS IS VERY EASILY SORTED. WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE HAMMER, THE BOX WILL HAVE A LABEL THAT TELLS YOU EXACTLY HOW TO RENEW THE LOOK OF YOUR HAMMER ON A REGULAR BASIS. FOR YOUR INFORMATION, THE LABEL SAYS THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE:
CAUTION! Please take care not to squash our sponge hammer or leave any objects resting on it for any prolonged period of time. Doing so may cause permanent marks or dents in the sponge. If the head of the hammer starts to look a bit tired and worn, remove the silver neck sleeve and give it a quick spray of paint. The paint we used is: Rust-oleum Gun Metal Metallic spray paint. It's widely available online and in many hardware stores.
Here is a link to that exact paint on Amazon if you need it: Rust-oleum Gun Metal Metallic spray paint
The Throwing Hammer by PropDog is probably one of the most life-like imitation hammers you will ever find! It's super lightweight, yet firm enough to throw and handle like a regular hammer.
Expertly hand crafted here in the PropDog workshop, each one has had meticulous care and attention to detail to ensure each one is as realistic as possible. You also get an identical real hammer to match it.
They are made from a casting foam that has a skin on it to give it a smooth finish, so it's not squash-able like a sponge ball. It has a rigid lightweight fibreglass rod going through the centre to give it stability and the shiny metal shaft is really just a chrome effect plastic sheath called a RadSnap, designed to make copper pipes look chrome, you can find these in most hardware stores should you ever need to replace it. This sheath gives the hammer even more stability, yet it remains so light, you can levitate it with invisible thread!
Both the fake and real hammer heads are then painted to match perfectly.
Having played around with these a lot over the last year of development, we've also discovered that if you stick a Fun Snap to the head of the sponge hammer and it something, you get a great sound effect like its a real one.
A REVIEW OF THE PROPDOG HAMMER BY SCOTT PERRY