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Razor-Back® Professional Tools Unveils New Striking Line with Safe-Lock™ Technology

Industry-Leading Innovations Improve Safety, Durability and Ergonomics for Fiberglass-Handle Striking Tools

CAMP HILL, Pa. (March 1, 2016)

— The AMES Companies, Inc., a leading American manufacturer and global provider of lawn and garden products and jobsite tools, is pleased to introduce its full line of fiberglass striking tools from its premier brand for professionals, Razor-Back® Professional Tools. After extensive research, Razor-Back’s product development experts determined that the most important areas for improvement — according to landscape and construction professionals — are safety, durability and ergonomics. To address these concerns, the new line of tools improves upon the most common issues experienced with sledgehammers, pick and cutter mattocks and wood-splitting mauls, such as head-to-handle connection, handle breakage and handle grip control.

Razor-Back tools are built tough to withstand the most difficult jobs and some of the harshest working environments. Professional end users can expect unparalleled performance and durability from the new line of Razor-Back striking tools, which feature:

  • Patent-pending Safe-Lock™technology, which uses a steel-anchored connection between the fiberglass handle and head for maximum security and head retention
  • Ergonomic, baseball bat-shaped handle with textured, non-slip grip for improved control
  • Three-layer overstrike protection
  • Fiberglass-reinforced lanyard hole

Backed by a lifetime warranty, Razor-Back Professional Tools are available at professional industrial supply houses and retailers nationwide. For more information, please visit

About Razor-Back ® Professional Tools


® Professional Tools is the premier tool brand for quality performance in the professional end-user markets. Razor-Back tools are constructed with superior materials and designed for ultimate strength, performance and long life. Razor-Back is a brand of The AMES Companies, Inc., which is the leading, as well as the longest established, manufacturer of lawn, garden and professional tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, the company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, carts, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, hand tools and striking tools, as well as outdoor lifestyle products such as planters and outdoor accessories. The AMES Companies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), a diversified management and holding company. To learn more, visit or find us on Facebook. 2

About The AMES Companies, Inc.

The AMES Companies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) and is the leading, as well as the largest, manufacturer of lawn and garden tools in the U.S. The company is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and manufactures and markets a wide variety of lawn and garden tools for homeowners, jobsite tools for professionals and outdoor lifestyle products. Brands include AMES®, True Temper®, Razor-Back® Professional Tools, Jackson® Professional Tools, Southern Patio®, UnionTools®, Dynamic Design®, Garant®, Westmix™ Kelso™ Cyclone® and Northcote™ Available at retailers around the world, The AMES Companies product offerings include long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, carts, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, hand tools, striking tools, planters and outdoor accessories. For more information visit

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Lindsay Sappington
Public Relations Senior Manager at Planit

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