Like the other rock hammers, the Estwing Chisel-Head Rock Hammer has a square striking head. But instead of the pointed tip at the other end, this hammer has a wide chisel tip. The chisel style of rock hammer is usually associated with “soft rock” geologists who often use the wide chisel end as a scraper to carve away the weathered surface of a sedimentary outcrop so the finer details of the deposits can be seen. Paleontologists and fossil hunters use the chisel end as a digging tool or to scrape away soft weathered rock or dirt while teasing out fossils from a deposit. Grip is blue nylon/vinyl. Head is 7″ wide; overall length of tool is 11″.