Estwing Sportsmans Axe | 3 Year Field Review
Estwing SPORTSMAN’S AXE—leather washer grip
Unboxing my new Estwing Hatchet
Estwing E24ASEA 14 Inch Special Edition Sportsmans Axe with Leather Grip Sh
Estwing Sportsman’s Axe Review
Amazon Price: $55.15 $44.85 You save: $10.30 (19%). (as of February 23, 2018 11:51 am –
Estwing Special Edition Sportsman’s Axe is the choice of outdoorsmen everywhere. Both the head and handle of the axe are forged in 1-piece and hand polished to a beautiful finish. This classic Estwing campers axe 14 offers unsurpassed balance and temper. It's genuine leather handle is sanded and lacquered for a durable yet comfortable feel. The Estwing sportsman axe includes a rugged ballistic nylon sheath with belt loop so it can always have your tool close at hand. It has a tempered 3-1/4 in. cutting edge for easy cutting. A must for all campers and outdoorsman alike! Estwing Axes are proudly forged in the in USA using the finest American steel. Please always wear eye protection while using this tool.
Before and After
138 people found this helpful.
After receiving this I decided to do as one of the other reviewers said and sand off the varnish on the handle with 100 grit sand paper. I then rubbed Neatsfoot oil on it over the course of about three days. I probably put on about 20-30 coats, so it takes some patience. The results where totally worth it though. I’ll add some before and after pictures but the real difference is in how it feels. The handle isn’t nearly as slick and feels much more comfortable in my hand.
This is the real deal!
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I don’t write many reviews but this little gem deserves one. Proudly made in the USA since 1923, this is the same fine tool your granddad bought, with the same high quality forging and rugged leather grip. Properly used and cared for it will stand up to several lifetimes of hard use. I recently bought a spare from Amazon and this review is based on that item.
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Great Hatchet! Love the design, and i’ve already put it to use! Cut down and old baby tree with no problems whatsoever. Came moderately sharp, which was perfectly fine with me! Though i do suggest for anyone buying any sort of hatchet to buy a sharpening brick, because with a sharp hatchet, you’ll cut through wood or branches with no problems. Just make sure you look up a video on how to use one if you’ve never used a sharpening brick or else you could potentially cause A LOT more wear on the blade. There were no blemishes at all, and has held up great.
Excellent camp hatchet
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This is a good hatched. Well balanced and very sharp right out of the box. It may be a little heavy for hiking but it cuts, chops and carves very well. Solid construction with a full tang handle so the thing is practically indestructible. The handle fits well in the hand so it does not try to turn in your hand when you swing it and keeps you from having to expend extra energy gripping the handle to keep the hatchet straight. Well built solid hatchet.
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This is what a hatchet/ax is supposed to be and dollar for dollar probably one of the best values on Amazon and it’s made in the United States. This is a very impressive tool, one solid piece of steel from the blade to the handle. It arrives with a nice leather sheath and a good edge. Because it is solid steel it is a little heavy but there’s probably not much you couldn’t tackle with this. It is important to remember that tools like a hatchet and knives aren’t things you should get at the dollar bin or because they put “tactical” in the name. Spend the extra money get this.
I would recommend this item to friends
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This hatchet is exactly what I was looking for. It’s light, well balanced and came with a sharp edge. I’m seeing lots of critical reviews about scratches and labels on it. There is a clear coating on the entire item. If you sand it lightly you can oil the entire metal to prevent rusting and oil the leather handle. The label glue came right off with goo gone. Any oil will take it off too. I would recommend this item to friends.
Great hatchet, a bit heavy.
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These are quality hatchets. They are not a work of art but a sturdy USA made tool. They are a bit heavy for the capability of a a hatchet but that helps a bit when splitting kindling or other hatchet tasks. Be aware when using a hatchet where your body parts are. They are more dangerous than a full size ax in my opinion. There have been many that gash their legs or feet using hatchets due to the short handle. Keep clear of the blade arc and avoid swinging with too much force. Keep the hatchet sharp to reduce glancing strikes.
the balance is good too. It’s very sharp when arrived
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This is my first ax. Feels very handy in hand, the balance is good too. It’s very sharp when arrived, I chopped down a 2-inches diameter tree with one single swing. I didn’t say it’s like butter, but it’s very easy. Cut a 3~4 inch birch in 4 swings. Like it!
Classic light hatchet
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Pros: Classic design, Proven Staying Power