A hammer suitable for metalworking.
In-game description

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Heavy hammer is a tool. It can be used to break down crates or open ice-fishing holes in fishing huts, but its main use is forging items such as arrowheads, improvised hatchets, and improvised knives using a furnace. It is the only tool that can perform these tasks and was introduced along with the first furnace found in the game.

Harvesting Reclaimed Wood[edit | edit source]

With a heavy hammer, it is possible to harvest reclaimed wood from furniture that cannot be broken down with bare hands. However, these items take more time to break down and consume more calories than breaking down with a hatchet. Despite this drawback, some players might find using hammers for breaking down furniture preferable, as hammers are easier to repair if one has a set of simple tools or quality tools available.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Some particular observed locations in which a heavy hammer may be found include:

Mystery Lake[edit | edit source]

Coastal Highway[edit | edit source]

Pleasant Valley[edit | edit source]

Desolation Point[edit | edit source]

Forlorn Muskeg[edit | edit source]

Timberwolf Mountain[edit | edit source]

Broken Railroad[edit | edit source]

Ravine[edit | edit source]

  • In a train carriage.
  • In the fallen gondola.

Mountain Town (Milton)[edit | edit source]

  • In the back of the truck in front of Bank Manager's house.
  • In one of the low tier houses on a crate.
  • In one of the low tier houses on a metal shelf.
  • In the closet at Paradise Meadows Farmstead.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The shape of the hammer is similar to a real-world mini-sledge.
  • In real world metalworking, numerous different hammers (each with their own unique head shapes and weights) would be be used for different applications, but for all intents and purposes the picture suits as merely just a reference.
  • It's sometimes called a "Wolf Bonker" due to it's high melee stats, capable of crippling limbs and ending wolf struggles rapidly (15% chance to scare off immediately, 5% chance to kill instantly). 

Game History[edit | edit source]

Cooking Can openerCooking potRecycled can
Fire Starting
Starter FirestrikerMagnifying lens
Accelerant AccelerantJerry canLantern fuel
Ice Fishing Fishing tackleHookLine
Hand Tools
Standard HacksawHatchetHeavy hammerHunting knifePrybar
Improvised Improvised hatchetImprovised knife
Weapon Distress pistolHunting rifleRevolverSurvival bowStone
Ammunition Flare shellRevolver ammunitionRifle ammunitionSimple arrow
Lighting FlareFlashlightMarine flareStorm lanternTorch
Mending Quality toolsRifle cleaning kitSewing kitSimple toolsWhetstone
Sleep Bear skin bedrollBedroll
Story Jeremiah's knifeScrap metal shard
Other CharcoalMountaineering ropeSnareSpray Paint
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