estwing survival axe

Estwing Sportsmans Axe

This Estwing axe is a firm favourite amongst our bushcraft and Survival friends. Razor sharp and you can clip it onto your belt with the included sheath.

We never leave home without ours, neither should you.

When it comes to quality you really can’t go wrong with Estwing. This axe, used by foresters, bush crafters, campers and survivalists alike is definitely one for the pack.

Built to the highest standards you can trust in the Estwing Axe when you next head out into the Wild.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
 (663 Reviews)


Verdict: Manufactured from 1055 carbon steel with special bar quality the Estwing Sportsmans Axe is heat treated to ASME safety requirements, giving it a 45-60 Rockwell standard grading.

Made in the USA since 1923…


All steel quality construction
One piece Head/Handle forging
Fully polished with sheath
Genuine leather grip (very grippy)
14-Inch overall length
3-1/4-Inch cutting edge


Estwing have been in this game for a very long time and are still one of the most popular brands today. That says a lot for their quality.

This Axe is no exception. A great feature of this particular model is the single piece construction. Never worry about a loose head flying off into teh woods again.


The only issue we found on this axe is that the coated leather handle tends to loose its varnish coating over time.

The easiest way to overcome this is to remove the varnish and to treat the handle with some oil. That way it will last for years.

4.7 out of 5 stars

If you are in the market for a new survival or bushcraft axe then you should get yourself an Estwing. USA made and top quality.

estwing survival axe

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Here is a great review by Black Owl Outdoors to give you an idea of the quality of this Eswing axe. Sharp, versatile and definitely one for your outdoor pack.