Slim “The Hammer Man” Farman

Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by John Wood

In the year 1975, Slim “The Hammer Man” Farman stood alone before the crowd of 21,000 screaming fans at Madison Square Garden.

Just a few moments later he would attempt a world record: to lever a pair of twenty eight pound hammers — 56 pounds on 31 inch handles, with 1736-inch pounds of pressure on his wrists.

For a second, Slim’s mind flashed back to his job for the previous three decades — swinging a 16 pound sledge hammer for 9 hours a day, breaking tons of stone.

He thought of the day back in 1955 when he met his mentor The Mighty Atom, who taught him how to break chains, and bend steel as well as how to focus all his energy for one intense moment…

Slim Farman moved toward his hammers, a hush fell over the crowd… and Slim stepped into the record books.

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