Steel mace handles are generally longer than a sledgehammer handle and have a knurled handle for extra grip.
Sledgehammer handles are often made from wood or fiberglass which will feel different to the macebell, which is made from steel and adds extra weight to the mace.
Steel maces are cast as one solid piece, however, many sledgehammers have the head glued on which can be a potential training hazard with heads flying off from poorly made hammers.
In conclusion, for the health and safety of your clients and for people within close proximity of you’re training area we highly recommend you use a quality made steel mace over a sledgehammer.
If you’d like to give mace training a go, we have maces available for sale on our online store.