Estwingâs world famous 24 oz. sportsman's axe is the choice of outdoorsmen everywhere. Both the head and handle of the axe are forged in one piece and are fully polished. This classic axe offers unsurpassed balance and temper. It has a genuine leather grip that is sanded and lacquered for a beautiful finish. This axe also comes with an attractive genuine leather sheath. It has a tempered thin 3-1/4 in. cutting edge for easy cutting. A must for all campers and outdoorsman alike! Made in the USA. Protect your eyes from flying particles and dust. Always wear safety goggles. Bystanders shall also wear safety goggles.
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88%of customersrecommend this product15 of 17reviews
Rating Breakdown17 reviews
88%of customersrecommend this product15 of 17reviews
This is a great Axe! I had one for many years when I was younger and loved it; it was durable, balanced, and it held an edge very well. I found many uses for it around the house and it was indispensible on my many trips up to the back woods of Maine. I made the mistake of lending it out & it was not returned, I looked for many years to replace it & found it here. I got a new one last summer & remembered why I liked it so much! I would recommend this axe to anyone looking for a quality piece. It does need to be sharpened when you first get it but it is easy enough with diamond tool sharpener or I've even used a hand held knife sharpener on it before & it worked just fine.
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Review 2 for Sportsman's 14 in. Axe with Leather Grip Handle
The best hatchet made, hands down. The solid steel head and shaft allow twisting and prying to help split wood without damage to the handle. Maybe a bit heavy for backpacking but is great for every other use, and will last a lifetime.
Pros: Durable, Sturdy, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
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Review 3 for Sportsman's 14 in. Axe with Leather Grip Handle
My first introduction to the Estwing Sportsman Axe was more than 25 years ago when one of the leaders of my Boy Scout troop bought and donated it for our use. Used regularly--month in, month out-- for the five years I was there, this marvelous tool saw a lot of abuse but still was *the* hatchet all of us wanted to use. A little oil (to inhibit rust/corrosion) and occasional sharpening was all that was needed to keep it in working order.
These hand axes are built to last. With one piece construction (head and handle), there's no chance the handle will break or that the head will fly off. That also means that more of the force of your swing goes into propelling the blade (a little energy is lost when head and handle are separate).
Besides being functional, this Estwing Sportsman's Axe is a thing of beauty. When camping with mixed groups, or encountering others along portage trails, it often becomes a point of conversation (since I keep mine strapped to the outside of my pack). I love the fact that Estwing provided tool that wonderfully blends form and function.
As to use and care, I've used this little marvel to calve off segments of 8" felled trees, to trim branches on dead fall, to quickly chunk wrist-sized fuel logs, and even to split and separate thin tinder and kindling. I've used it in every weather condition: from sub-zero cold to the heat of summer. It holds its edge quite well, but should be sharpened regularly like any axe or hatchet. About once a month, I'll wipe it down with some fine oil. If I need to store it for a few months (e.g., over the winter), I'll wrap the head in an oiled rag, just to ensure it stays in top shape.
Over the years, the metal will spot and darken. To me, that just adds to the character and charm of the tool. So long as it is kept well-oild, those spots won't turn into any trouble. If you really want to restore the finish, you can always revert to using steel wool before buffing out the scuffs.
I used one as a boy, long coveted my own, and have since even donated them to local Scout troops myself. To me, there is no finer hand axe to be had. Sure, you can find lighter tools made with composite handles, but, to me, the quality and durability of the Estwing Sportsman's Axe make it well worth its weight, even on the leanest back-country trips.
Buy this hand axe--you won't be disappointed!!!
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Review 4 for Sportsman's 14 in. Axe with Leather Grip Handle
Great little hatchet. Just bought a new one after the one I kept in the car for years got lost. Surprisingly well balanced considering the integrated head/handle design. The leather handle is an attractive, classic look and comfortable to hold. As it comes, you can split dry kindling, so long as you use a bit of force, but for best performance you will need to sharpen it - little axes are easy to sharpen though and any inexpensive sharpening stone for axes and knives will do the trick.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Strong, Good Size & Weight
i am a fisherman and this hatchet is what i use. On my dragger you do not know what is going to come up with the net. if it is a shark i can get at it with my Estwing hatchet and the shark will be no more of a problem. it can cut alot like fish tails and rope. this is a all around tool.
Pros: Durable, Multi Use, Easy to Clean, Strong, Sharp, Great Quality
8out of9found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Sportsman's 14 in. Axe with Leather Grip Handle
I had a problem stump and needed to help to remove some roots above ground. I found this axe that is so easy to use. This helped me remove some of the roots and part of the stump. I am an older woman that wants to do for myself.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Accurate, Strong, Good Size & Weight
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Review 7 for Sportsman's 14 in. Axe with Leather Grip Handle
My dad had this axe when I was growing up and it served us well for over 40 years! It was lost in a house fire many years back. I was looking for a hatchet to take on a upcoming trip and was settled on one of the new hi-tech polymer versions on the market, but when I saw this one at home depot, I had to have it! So happy I bought this beauty. I know it will serve me as long as my father's did!
6out of6found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Sportsman's 14 in. Axe with Leather Grip Handle
I bought this specifically for a 7 day camping trip I was going on. The axe worked perfectly. Great solid handle, sharp edge, no complaints. Some of the wood was really hard and with a little pounding the axe went right through it. The best part was with shaving off kindling, it worked like a dream! Also its nice and small so it can be packed easily. And I'm sure its going to last a long time!
8out of8found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Sportsman's 14 in. Axe with Leather Grip Handle