Estwing has been a leader in striking tools since 1923, bringing world-class engineering together with high-quality materials and superior production to address the specific requirements of each and every tool.
Estwing's Sportsman's Axe is the right survival hatchet for campers and outdoorsman. This American-made axe is forged in one piece of the finest steel with a genuine leather grip and hand-sharpened cutting edge. Each axe comes with a heavy-duty ballistic nylon sheath for safe storage.
Estwing's Sportsman's Axe is a versatile tool for chopping and splitting wood, setting up your tent and for protection from unexpected wild animal attacks.
Features & Benefits
1. Place the wood that you are going to chop in the middle a chopping block that can be the base of a tree or a sturdy table.
2. Lower yourself onto one knee in front of the chopping block. This position can balance the body when you are swinging the axe. Generally, if you are a righty, your right knee should be on the ground. If not, your left knee should be on the ground.
3. When you are holding the axe with one hand, use the other hand to steady and position the wood.
4. Bend at the elbow to swing while keeping your wrist and hand straight. Target the same spot every time when chopping until you have cut the wood into pieces.
OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.133 requires the use of eye protection not only for workers using striking tools but also for nearby workers in the immediate working area. Similar requirements are contained in OSHA Construction Standards 29 CFR 1926.102. Mine Safety and Health Administration requires eye protection in the Mining Environment 30-CR 55.14.4, 30 CFR 56-15-4, 30 CFR 57-15-4, 30 CFR 75.1720 (a) and 30 CFR 77.1710 (a).