Estwing Rock Picks are the #1 choice of geologist and paleontologists worldwide. These American made striking tools are fully forged in one piece making them the strongest, longest lasting geological tools available. This rock pick features our patented Shock Reduction Grip the most comfortable, durable grip on the market. The Shock Reduction Grip reduces impact vibration by over 70%. It is molded and bonded directly to the tools steel core, meaning it will never slip, even under the harshest conditions. Estwing striking tools are proudly made in Rockford, IL.