Zombie post, but hey, I'm new.
I grew up with an Estwing on my belt when outdoors. Never let me down, but never really accounted for itself either. I use a Gransfors Bruks hatchet and SFA now, and I can't imagine going back.
Just some of the axes I have. Still looking for more. Can never have enough axes.
Good necro bump.
We were backpacking up in the OR Cascades a little over a week ago; ~1 ft of snow and I found our Estwing hatchet to be indispensible for firewood. All the tinder was wet, snowy, and icy so we were able to split up a sappy stump which made the best tinder of the trip. One of the best things we had up there.
In the past we have had a light which flickered, in the present we have a light which flames, and in the future there will be a light which shines over all the land and sea.
- Winston Churchill