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Estwing

Postby mrwatch » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:30 pm

Estwing, the hammer people, now sells Bowie knives and a machete. Not looked for prices and how about quality?

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Re: Estwing

Postby treefarmer » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:27 pm

Mr. Watch, check this out. Is this what you are asking about?
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=49756&hilit=estwing
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Re: Estwing

Postby 1967redrider » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:27 pm

treefarmer wrote:Mr. Watch, check this out. Is this what you are asking about?
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=49756&hilit=estwing
This "thing" made the rounds on AAPK and was given a workout.
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The only thing I'm not wild about, the way it sits in the sheath makes it a little top heavy. But I could always trade out sheathes if it bothered me that much.
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Re: Estwing

Postby orvet » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:02 pm

Here's what showing up on their website:

The Bowie comes in two lengths:
https://www.estwing.com/collections/axe ... fe-4-and-6

They also have a tanto:
https://www.estwing.com/collections/axe ... anto-knife
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Re: Estwing

Postby eveled » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:42 pm

They used to make a leather washer handled knife that matched their hatchet. They always sell for more than I’m willing to pay.

I’m sure the newer offerings are decent users but don’t appeal to me looks like wise

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Re: Estwing

Postby djknife13 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:29 am

I've had a leather handled knife in my safe for years. The handle matches the hatchets and hammers. They are a nice well made knife.____Dave

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Re: Estwing

Postby FRJ » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:06 am

They made a heck of a hammer. :mrgreen:
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Re: Estwing

Postby knife7knut » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:21 am

eveled wrote:They used to make a leather washer handled knife that matched their hatchet. They always sell for more than I’m willing to pay.

I’m sure the newer offerings are decent users but don’t appeal to me looks like wise


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Re: Estwing

Postby eveled » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:13 am

knife7knut wrote:
eveled wrote:They used to make a leather washer handled knife that matched their hatchet. They always sell for more than I’m willing to pay.

I’m sure the newer offerings are decent users but don’t appeal to me looks like wise


Estwing Sportsman.


Sweet knife! Very classic American design
The one I was thinking of has the same end cap as the hatchet.
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Re: Estwing

Postby eveled » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:19 am

FRJ wrote:They made a heck of a hammer. :mrgreen:


They make a lot of different hammers. Very specific specialized ones. Their web site is amazing.


Their hatchets and axes are awesome.

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Re: Estwing

Postby mrwatch » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:25 pm

I should have asked, do they make them or who does it for them? Trouble with a lot of their stacked leather hammers and hatchets is the leather dries out, cracks and can fail. watching some YouTube videos no one seems to agree how to maintain them, or what the factory puts on the leather. I priced a new Titanium hammer "not theirs" at just over $90. Nice and said to not send as much shock to your hand or wrist. Me? I only know how to bend every nail made.

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Re: Estwing

Postby eveled » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:59 pm

I prefer the blue rubber handles on my Estwing hammers.

They seem to last forever and are gripppy and offer a little cushion and shock absorption.


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