The Hammerskins, (also known as Hammerskin Nation) is a white supremacist group formed in 1988 in Dallas, Texas.
The Hammerskins' primary focus is the production and promotion of white power music (also known as Rock Against Communism) and many white power bands are affiliated with the group. The Hammerskins are affiliated with the record label Free Your Mind Productions, and Ku Klux Klan. The Hammerskins idealize who they think are historical warriors such as the Aryan race, Vikings and Nazis. Many of its members have been convicted of harassing, assaulting and even murdering non-whites. The Hammerskins were at one time considered the United States' most well-organized racist skinhead group. Power struggles have split the group into several factions, some of which are now defunct. In addition to the United States, Hammerskins chapters have existed in: Canada, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, New Zealand and Australia.
The Hammerskins logo, depicting two claw hammers crossed to resemble goose-stepping legs, is copied from a fictitious neo-fascist organization depicted in the 1982 film Pink Floyd The Wall. However, Pink Floyd has no connection to the Hammerskins, and the fictional group in the film was intended to satirize fascism. The Hammerskins logo and their motto Hammerskins Forever, Forever Hammerskins (HFFH) often appear in their paraphernalia and tattoos.