John Stortz & Son Inc., Philadelphia, Pa, is pleased to announce the introduction of the newly improved patent-pending #84-A "Durable Model" Standard Slate Ripper (31-inch O.A.L.). This tool now offers a full 13?8-inch-wide striking face at the front end of the handle which provides a wider striking target and improves feel and hand protection. This fine quality one-piece USA forging combines a highly desirable milled blade thickness with maximum spring temper. A shorter (24-inch O.A.L) one-piece version will be available soon. For more information call 888-847-3456 or visit