I was just given an estwing brand axe for my birthday, its a small limbing/camp axe made from a single piece of steel (In the USA, no less). Its small enough that I can choke up on it and split kindling and big enough to fell medium-sized trees fairly quickly. The construction seems rugged enough that I will never need to buy another axe unless this one gets stolen. In short, I am in love.
I've had mine for 10 yrs now, used it for roof demo, tree felling, firewood splitting, it never gives up! I resent ly bought another just to have one for my son if they stop making them......I migh buy a couple more.
Great present! My Estwing engineer's hammer is one of my favorite tools. I have banged on everything with it (starting with breaking concrete, then breaking up old gas heater parts I couldn't get an good hacksaw cut started on, then...). Have fun.
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