This is a handmade wood joiners mallet. Made from curly maple and quarter dawn white oak. These are designed for bench height work. They are good for chiseling and for the assembly and disassembly process. This mallet has a wedge shaped handle that fits perfectly into the head. Over years of use as others may loosen, a good tap on the top will tighten it back. These are great showpieces for any shop but are made to be used.