We’ve probably all been there, trying to drive a tiny nail, push in a thumbtack, or tap on something in a confined space. There are many situations when a standard-sized hammer simply does not get the job done: there is just not enough space for swinging it! The Brass Whack-It promises to be the right tool for those times when smaller is indeed better.
This handy tool is probably not something you have seen before but it is genius in its simplicity and obviously made with great precision. We just cannot help but wonder: how come no one has thought of it earlier?
The mind and hands behind this creation belong to Lance Barnett from Fairfield, California. This guy sounds seriously cool: he is a machinist, welder, FAA-certified aircraft mechanic, and pilot. Is there anything this guy can’t do?!
In any case, Barnett has handcrafted this tiny hammer from non-marring corrosion-resistant naval brass. It is available in two sizes: small (1.5″ x 0.75 of an inch) and large (2″ x 1″) and it even looks very nice, all shiny and tiny: like something that belongs in a jewelry box, rather than a toolbox.
The size and design of the Brass Whack-It make it perfect for those hard-to-reach areas when a regular hammer won’t do. And anyway, who needs big tools for small jobs, such as hammering small nails or tacks, making jewelry, and arts and crafts projects. As a bonus, this tiny hammer also acts as a pretty neat nutcracker.
There was a suggestion to incorporate a lanyard or keychain hole into this EDC tool and it seems that there are good chances of that happening. We think it would be a nice addition! There are, however, some worries about the hole and as a result, the missing weight, taking away from the usefulness of the tool, so we’ll wait to hear the final verdict on this idea.
You can support Barnett’s Kickstarter campaign by pledging your own Whack-It until April. If the crowdfunding campaign raises the money and manufacturing goes smoothly, worldwide shipping is planned for sometime around June.
Learn more at Kickstarter.com.