I would love to enthrall and regale you with a wondrous tale about how I was battling orcs and driving them from my land and family. The truth is that I forgot to take the hammer off the top of my ladder before moving it. THUNK!!!
The next character I create for a story will, no doubt, wield a mace or a hammer. Bludgeoning damage is no joke. Trust me, I felt the wrath of a tiny hammer falling a few feet.