Throwing the “Dum-Dums”


My wife took one look at these homemade Highland Games training hammers and called them “the dum-dums.” The name stuck in my head. The bright duct tape was wishful thinking on my part. Thought I might throw them far enough in the in-laws’ field (that they are graciously letting me use at their new house) to have a hard time finding them in the tall grass.

The small one is 8lbs.  The larger one is 23lbs.  Both have a PVC handle.  The heavier one has a handle that is 1.5″ shorter than what is standard for HG hammers though. 

The 23lb hammer survived 5 throws.  Then the PVC snapped completely in two right above the top of the plates. 

The 8lb hammer is still going strong. 


About bencrush

42-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas.
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