This is the nicest tuning hammer we've come across recently. Hefty and beautifully finished in steel with a brass business end. The hook is handy for winding loops on strings (and for hanging up in the shop). The handle flares at the ends for an easier grip and also gives extra throw weight when used as a mini-hammer for tapping in a loose pin. For historical (unthreaded) tuning pins only. A serious tool and a nice gift.