The Cold Steel War Hammer is for striking, piercing, crushing, and bludgeoning opponents. Hopefully opponents that are, say, drywalls scheduled for demo and sides of beef purchased from your local farmer's market, not opponents that are walking around on 2 legs singing "Jingle Bells" one too many times for your liking.
The hammer weighs just over 2-1/2 pounds to maintain maneuverability and easy wielding for both right handers and lefties. It has a head drop forged from 5150 steel and differentially heat treated so that the point of its spike and hammer face are hardened to withstand extremely high levels of impact. In other words, although the term "War Hammer" sounds like it belongs at cosplay night or in the toy box, Cold Steel's issue is a legit tool that could easily put your eye...and your kneecap...and your mama's 1:1 scale stone bust of Neil Diamond...out.
War Hammer handles are made of straight grain American Hickory and measure 30" long. The hammer face itself measures 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" and head width is 7-3/8".