A compact blaster pistol, the 434 earned the nickname "DeathHammer" from its loyal users because of its heavy durasteel plating (resulting in a weight of 1.2 kg) and deadly fire capability - rivaling that of some blaster rifles.
Selling for 650 credits, the DeathHammer was popular among bounty hunters, mercenaries and other professional gunslingers on worlds such as Tatooine. Because of its near ubiquity within those professions, owners often decorated or modified their DeathHammers.
- For Fun and Profit
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (Identified as Death-Hammer pistol)
- Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
- Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim (As "Model 434 DeathHammer blaster pistol")
- Galladinium's Fantastic Technology (As "Model 434 DeathHammer")
- Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary (As "Tatooine gunman's blaster")
- Arms & Equipment Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Guide: Prima Official Game Guide (as Death-Hammer pistol)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary (As "Tatooine gunman's blaster")
- (As "Death-Hammer")
- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
- Star Wars: The Card Game – Core Set (Card: Outer Rim Hunter)
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook