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Estwing in Action

us Offline cody6268

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Estwing in Action
on: July 30, 2017, 10:19:47 PM
As a fan of old (and modern) axes, I figured it's time to get the axe badge.

I have quite a few axes, from sheath knife sized stamped steel axes small and light enough to fit in my pocket all the way up to 8 lb or more mauls. My main user nowadays is the Estwing 14A, which cost $35, a bit more than I wanted to spend, but I wanted something that I wouldn't have to worry about the head slipping off, and anyway, buying handles for all the axes that needed them (most I picked up on an adjoining property we leased at the time, and many of those had been left outside) would cost more than that, so I went with the Estwing, and secondly it already had a sheath wtih a belt loop, buying leather sheaths for the axes I have would probably cost $100 or more . I used it for small stuff here and there, before chipping the edge on a pallet nail but its first real use was today, clearing, and chopping up a peach tree limb that had been broke  by a bear (which wouldn't be a problem if the state would quit dumping problem bears from the states parks here).  By the time I got my phone, I'd already removed the limb from the yard.

I started out with two axes, a Kelly Works (later to be known as True Temper) Woodslasher, Sully Works (while Kelly was based in Charleston, WV they had an additional foundry in IA)oddity that appears to be a boy's axe head which was mated to  a camp axe handle and the Estwing.  The Kelly needed extra sharpening, so I didn't use it.

Before:

IMG_2017-07-30_15-22-21 by cody6268, on Flickr


And finally, with the help of a size 9 Muck Boot.

IMG_2017-07-30_15-31-55 by cody6268, on Flickr






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Re: Estwing in Action
Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 12:10:40 AM
Don't forget to submit the proper request via your profile so we can award the badge for you mate.


nz Offline zoidberg

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Re: Estwing in Action
Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 08:30:55 AM
Awarded.   :tu:   I've wanted an estwing axe for a while now, one day.


gb Offline Sparky415

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Re: Estwing in Action
Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 10:04:21 AM

All I have to worry about is the odd apple falling on me when I'm messing about with trees
Bears   :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Cool axes  :tu:
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us Offline Poncho65

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Re: Estwing in Action
Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 07:23:03 PM
Love Estwing :dd: I have a hatchet just like that  :cheers: Been a great one for many uses as yours over the years :like: Congrats on the badge as well :cheers: :cheers:


us Offline clown

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Re: Estwing in Action
Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 06:28:22 PM
Love my Estwing!





us Offline SteveC

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Re: Estwing in Action
Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 06:47:06 PM
Nice !   :like: :tu:


gb Offline Sparky415

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Re: Estwing in Action
Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 07:44:03 PM
Nice !   :like: :tu:

I'm with Steve on this one

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