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Estwing

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:30 pm
by mrwatch
Estwing, the hammer people, now sells Bowie knives and a machete. Not looked for prices and how about quality?

Re: Estwing

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:27 pm
by treefarmer
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.
Treefarmer

Re: Estwing

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:27 pm
by 1967redrider
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.
Treefarmer
I have that knife on my belt every day at the farm. ::tu:: ::tu::

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.

Re: Estwing

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:02 pm
by orvet
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

Re: Estwing

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:42 pm
by eveled
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

Re: Estwing

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:29 am
by djknife13
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

Re: Estwing

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:06 am
by FRJ
They made a heck of a hammer. :mrgreen:

Re: Estwing

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:21 am
by knife7knut
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.

Re: Estwing

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:13 am
by eveled
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

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:19 am
by eveled
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.

Re: Estwing

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:25 pm
by mrwatch
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.

Re: Estwing

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:59 pm
by eveled
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.