Went to my local DIY store last week to get a hammer (somehow managed to lose my tried and tested hammer over the winter).
I had a rough idea a new hammer was going to cost me £10 to £15. When I saw their range I saw prices of £35 to £55.
Just before fainting on the spot, I saw their cheaper items on a lower shelf and picked up a hammer for £9.
My nine quid hammer is nice and solid and heavy and isn't going to wear out or fall apart. But now I'm curious. How does an item as basic, durable and uncomplicated as a hammer vary so much in price? And what are the pros getting for their fifty odd quid?
All the hammers on show had the same shape, size and similar kinds of handles.