|Item Weight||2.1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13 x 1.2 x 6.3 inches|
|Item model number||E2H|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Estwing MFG Co E2H Carpenter's Hatchet Leather Grip 3-5/8"
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Best Uses: Shaping wood and framing work:
My father had an Estwing stacked leather handle hatchet. I always liked the design and the way it worked. I needed a hammer and, on looking around, found that the Estwing design, from 1923 is still being manufactured. Naturally I bought one, and was so taken with the idea of owning something of such classic and proven design that now I own practically a complete set of Estwing leather handled tools. You can't buy an American made "Perfect Handle" wrench or screwdriver anymore, but Estwing keeps right on making their striking tools to the same standard as when they designed their original 90 years ago.
Lately I've had a yen for a nicer hatchet or small axe, something on the order of a Wetterlings or even a Gransfors Bruks. Every time I get close though, I think about how well my Estwing has worked for years and how well it still works - I just can't justify setting it aside.
This hatchet arrived in bubble-wrap, but the top edge of the blade had clearly made contact with something hard and concrete-like, since there was some damage to the top quarter inch and a stoney-brown patch stuck to it. I'm guessing someone dropped it on a solid floor.
Quality wise, the steel feels really good under a sharpening stone. fairly hard but soft enough to sharpen. The handle looks great, very solid, though there is less of a palm swell than on my hammers. Balance is heavily forward, which would be a bit much on a hammer but makes sense on an axe. The head shape is actually awesome, you can comfortably grip the head to use it as a scraper or to whittle, it's more versatile as a woodworking tool than I expected. The hammer side works very well indeed, which is awesome for tent pegs, I prefer it to the back of hatchet method, here you have a hardened face and a round face that is less likely to find your fingers, and less likely to take off skin than the square corner on the back of a regular hatchet if you do. Criticisms: The grind is less even than my hammers, it looks pretty wobbly on the thin part of the handle. The finish on the pommel plate is very rough and uneven. The edge out of the box was very average, and a touch damaged, though it came back up OK with a little sharpening. I'll keep it, its a good and useful tool and the price is ok. If I had my time over I think I might buy one from a shop so I could pick a good example rather than the first one off the shelf, but then I'm fussy about my tools. Overall, satisfied. Arrived quickly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good balsnce and workmandhip. Handle is a bit slippery.Published 17 months ago by robert l. nessier jr.
Very nice hatchet but arrived with a small ding in the blade.Published 20 months ago by Rachel Hyde
As it's rightly termed it's a carpenter's Axe due to it's pure size , Very heavy, strong and compact in size, it's a must for independent houses with few trees around. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sonia Martinez