The “17” is a new modular hammer. The handle width is available in two different thicknesses. There is a cross hole for a strike plate so the side can be used to strike a knockdown. The aluminum head has stainless steel threads for long lasting life. The head and handle are Fused to the carbon shaft. The 17″ does not come with tips or strike plate. The carpet bomb tip does not fit on the “17”. The “17” comes in Red, Blue,Gold, or Black currently. If the “17” is too long for you then check out the build a hammer. You can customize the length on that hammer.