Details stiletto aa14mc, Aluminium Handle framing hammer
Here are some details of the Stiletto AA14MC, one of the rarest production framing hammers. I am very lucky to have acquired one in perfect condition, as I did not purchase one during its production run. The handle is welded together from pressed parts, much in the same way as aluminium bike frames. My contacts tell me the connection between the head and handle were the downfall of this model. There were also other colors produced, even as I have never seen one. The next move for Stiletto was to produce to cast titanium head and handle together known as the TiBone. The framers that used this hammer really loved it. If you are wondering about value, one in perfect condition like this one could bring $200 to $300 from a interested buyer.
2013 update; A engineer out in California has brought the aluminium handled framing hammer back to life under the branding PowerStrike.
2016 update; It appears as if the PowerStrike hammer has met the same fate as its predecessor.