East wing axe sheath

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Rossr
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East wing axe sheath

Post by Rossr » Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:40 pm

Folks,

This older eastwing has been around a while. It's a small axe was originally a gentleman's boy scout axe many moons ago. The original sheath was done. Dry rot and age. The axe had unintentionally.been left outside and when found was covered with surface rust. So a quick clean up(I failed to take a before pic). And it was Into the leather shop. I did sand the cracked varnish from the handle and added a new coat.

Using the original sheath I made this new one. The original had a pine cone impression on the front so I tried to minic that. On the back of the sheath was his name written in cursive. I'm told his Mother wrote it. So for posterity sake I cut it out and sewed it on the back.

I copied the original and realized in my haste I didnt put a welt in it. Which is there to help protect the stitches. However the original was thinner leather and didnt have it either.

So that's it always open to improvements.

Ross
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Re: East wing axe sheath

Post by Jeffinn » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:37 pm

Beautiful work!
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Re: East wing axe sheath

Post by tongueriver » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:04 pm

That really is nice work. It looks great! BTW, those Estwings are good hatchets. I know that because when I left my Dad's Estwing out in a sagebrush pasture in 1962 he was not a happy man.

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Re: East wing axe sheath

Post by Rossr » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:23 am

Jeffinn wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:37 pm
Beautiful work!
Jeff
thank you sir.
tongueriver wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:04 pm
That really is nice work. It looks great! BTW, those Estwings are good hatchets. I know that because when I left my Dad's Estwing out in a sagebrush pasture in 1962 he was not a happy man.
I suspect that was not a good scenario for you 🙂. Kind words thanks
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Re: East wing axe sheath

Post by tallguy606 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:49 pm

My dad used an Estwing hammer for 40 years, and I still have it. I know they made fixed blade hunting knives also, but I have never seen one in person.

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Re: East wing axe sheath

Post by glennbad » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:29 pm

That is really quite nice!!!

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Re: East wing axe sheath

Post by cody6268 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:04 am

Great job! You've matched the original almost exactly. The ones they make today have a Taiwanese-made nylon sheath. It cleans easy, and is very resistant to wear and tear; but they don't look as good.


I do wish they still had the nail puller notch. One of the models they make today has a "tent peg puller" notch, but it's too huge for any nail. I have the hatchet (first Estwing I bought), knife (the 4" Bowie), and hammer. Their hammers, seriously are the best on the market. I bought one here a month of two ago, and I now grab it first.

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Re: East wing axe sheath

Post by rustyoldknife » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:17 am

Excellent work, great looking ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: East wing axe sheath

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:57 am

Most excellent, great looking sheath and handle refurb! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: East wing axe sheath

Post by Rossr » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:26 am

Thanks for all the kind words.

I'm a sucker for a nice leather cover just something about them.

I have to agree on the eastwing hammers it's the one I grab the most too. That axe sure took a nice edge too.

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