You're a man, and whether you like it or not, every man needs to pound a nail into something once in a while. So if you and your thumbs are going to do a little bit of hard labor, why not carry it out with the most elegantly crafted tool money can buy? That's where the recent collaboration between the hipster gear-maker Base Camp and Hardcore Hammers comes in. Reminiscent of Best Made's striking ax collection, this colorfully retro implement combines a wonderfully detailed 19-ounce head with a fetching length of Tennessee hickory to create, yes, the most beautiful hammer we've ever seen. We hear it's pretty good at pounding nails into wood as well.
Hammer by Base Camp X Hardcore Hammers, $105 at www.basecampx.com