Vaughan and Bushnell Mfg. Co. began making tools in the USA in 1869. Today, Vaughan® is the largest manufacturer of striking tools in the world. All Vaughan tools are made with exceptional attention to detail which is a reflection of the dedicated craftsmen who produce the products and the Vaughan family that, after 5 generations, still runs the company. It might be difficult to consider a common hammer as an investment, but Vaughan doesn’t make common hammers. Many of the hammer styles in use today were introduced by Vaughan – from the distinctive curve of the claw to the set of the handle to the shape of the head – all resulting from a commitment to constantly improve hammers and extensive field testing. Vaughan doesn’t make a common hammer, and unless otherwise noted, your hammer is made in the USA.