19 years after it was first released, the Nokia 3310 has been known to be THE phone when it comes to durability. It’s been dropped from high altitudes, run over by all types of vehicles, and even shot with firearms. And most of these times, the phone has lived to play mobile Snake another day.
So, it’s only inevitable that history’s strongest phone gets turned into a hard-hitting construction tool. Using some crude and quick methods, YouTuber Blintom Man takes a Nokia 3310 and turns it into the head of a hammer:
So, yeah, it’s more of a Nokia 3310 inlay within the solid steel frame of a hammerhead, but still, kinda cool. How did he do it?
After measuring the length and curve of the phone, he takes a few metal rods and bends them with the aid of a vice. These will house the phone and connect it to the rest of hammer. He nails the curve of the rod the first time.
For the actual impact area, Blintom Man uses thick tiles of steel to beat things into submission and protect the Nokia while it does its job.
He welds these pieces together to form the housing of the phone while constantly using the Nokia 3310 as a reference point to make sure it fits.
With the initial housing finished, he cuts off the excess rod length and bends a small nut which serves as the connector between the phone and the wood handle. He welds these two pieces together before finally adding the steel endcap which will turn a humble Nokia phone into a tool of creation (or destruction, depending on what the hammer is bashed against).
Smooth the edges, squeeze the phone in, add the wooden handle, and you’re ready to go! Does the video show him using it? Well, yes, to hammer, but doesn’t go on to say if he can use it afterward to call his mama.
Though the metal frame takes the brunt of the impact, the 3310 is a nice, dramatic touch. It can hammer nails into wood pretty easily, but I can imagine the phone flying out after you use it a bit. Nevertheless, this is yet another instance that showcases the apparent indestructibility of Nokia’s infamous phone.