#145 Woodman's Pal? w/Hardwood Handle- Lighter weight provides for the added control and blade speed needed for slashing through leafy, springy vegetation. Longer handle provides increased leverage to maintain the traditional chopping power of heavier models.Forward weighted, 11" long blade chops off saplings up to 1 1/2 with one strikeSturdy 11" ashwood handle and 4 industrial steel rivets give perfect grip and contolSheath sold separately. See below to order.See our complete line of Woodman's Pals here Woodman's Pals complete line"A machete with the power of an axe"The WOODMAN'S PAL machete is designed to: Trim, Prune, Chop, Split, Blaze Trails, Brush Out Lines, Clear Campsites, Chop Firewood, Split Kindling, Build Hunting Blinds or Lean-To Shelters.We call it the finest outdoorsman's tool in the world! Once you hold the Woodman's Pal in your hand you'll wonder how you ever did without it. Whether you want to trim, prune, blaze trails, brush out lines, remove unwanted growth or build hunting blinds - you name it, the Woodman's Pal will do it.Designed by Americans, made of American materials and crafted with 23 meticulous hand operations by Pennsylvania workers, the Woodman's Pal is a 100% USA product which will give you a lifetime of service.Their guarantee:All Woodman's Pal products are 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with any of our products, return it and we will promptly refund your purchase price, no questions asked.The WOODMAN'S PAL machete is preferred by - Surveyors - Foresters - Nurserymen - Fire & Rescue Hunters - Campers - Hikers - Survivalists - Pilots - Boaters Land Managers - Gardeners - Farmers - Highway Crews
Once you hold the Woodman's Pal in your hand you'll wonder how you ever did without it. Whether you want to trim, prune, blaze trails, brush out lines, remove unwanted growth or build hunting blinds - you name it, the Woodman's Pal will do it.Designed by Americans, made of American materials and crafted with 23 meticulous hand operations by Pennsylvania workers, the Woodman's Pal is a 100% USA product which will give you a lifetime of service.Light in weight, compact, and superbly balanced, the Woodman's Pal is an extension rather than a burden to your arm (it's no accident that its length approximates that of the human forearm from elbow to knuckle). Never will you use a tool of higher quality with more comfort than the Woodman's Pal.The History of the Woodman's PalFrederick Ehrsam was not only an expert on edge tools used throughout the world. By the time he settled in Pennsylvania, in the 1930's, the Swiss National was also an experienced architect, artist, engineer, manufacturer, and woodsman.Over the next ten years, all these skills would be used in the creation of a tool that would eventually influence modern forest and land management.Professionals in the forest and field relied heavily on the machete for clearing brush and blazing trails. Other tools were also needed to thin, trim, chop, and prune.
Frederick Ehrsam saw the need for a single implement that could not only perform the task of each as well or better, but could eliminate drawbacks like awkward weight or bulk, lack of balance or versatility, and designs unsafe for the inexperienced user.In 1941, Frederick Ehrsam introduced the Woodman's Pal?. Professionals in forestry, agriculture, and horticulture quickly recognized it as a historic achievement.This new tool did not go unnoticed by the US Military. The Woodman's Pal? or "LC-14-B" in military terms, was standard issue from the early part of World War II through Desert Storm. G.I.'s and the US Army Signal Corp. relied heavily on the Woodman's Pal for land clearing operations. At the time of the Vietnam War, the Woodman's Pal was designated the "Survival Tool, Type IV" and was issued in air crew survival kits.Today, the Woodman's Pal is still praised by each new generation of forest and land managers, surveyors, campers, soldiers, and outdoorsmen.The Crafting of the Woodman's PalToday's Woodman's Pal is virtually identical to the original. Its quality and integrity cannot be achieved easily, inexpensively, or en masse. Only the best materials are used. And all are treated with respect. The blade is SAE1075 cold rolled spring steel, hardened to Rockwell C47. A lower-carbon steel would not hold the edge for long. Harder steel (like SAE1095 used in fine cutlery) can become brittle in cold weather and can crack or chip with heavy use. The handle is shaped from a single piece of American hardwood, cemented and riveted to the tang. The belt-looped sheath is heavily stitched, and rugged.From the blanking of the steel on the 150-ton press to the hand-lacquering of each handle, there are 23 stages of production. Some of these operations employ machines unlike any others in the world. All stages are done by hand. Edges are precisely rolled resulting in double-convex perfection. We not only understand our craftsmen's concern and accept it as another necessary expense toward the finest tool possible; we wouldn't have it any other way.When you use the Woodman's Pal, you will know how an edge tool could be worth it all.
|Customer Review:Hello,I just finished reading your Woodsman's Pal information page, and there are uses this tool is also designed for, which you fail to list.Swinging flat, or if one is capable of fine accuracy, the far side edge, the Woodsman's Pal is an excellent hammer. Not much good in tight hammering places, but perfect for tent stakes, or spiking into trees or a granite crack.Because the end of the Woodsman's Pal is appropriately designed to be so, it is an excellent flat shovel which can be used as such without dulling either of the cutting edges. But if one wants a sharp end edge, my Woodsman's
Pal has a slight bevel on one side, so if needed, sharpening it to a real cutting edge would take much less time...I have owned and extensively used my personal Woodsman's Pal for something over 35 years. I have used it both in upstate New York, and here is Alaska, and it is exactly the tool I would select if I could only carry one item in a camping or survival situation. Or even around the cabin...I am forwarding your URL to several friends who will be glad to know you carry a selection of Woodsman's Pal tools.Sincerely,Geoff Tamplin|