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Wood handles, for work hammers are mostly made of hickory, ash or oak. Wooden handles for throwing hammers, hickory, ash or cane (rattan) are used, the latter being the most desirable. The Olympic throwing hammers uses steel wire, in these modern times Highland games throwing hammers, use PVC plastic conduit, as a handle, as it tends to be more durable then cane or wood.

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