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leaf and lightning
06-30-2010, 10:31 AM
does anybody know what stores in upstate NY carry estwing axes... I've carried an old 12" sportsman's ax (that belonged to my grandfather) for years and I'll still carry years from now, but I would like to pick up one of their 26' camp axes, preferably without paying shipping

shorthair
06-30-2010, 10:33 AM
I have no idea, about New York but Home Depot and Menard's both handle them around here. I would think you could go to Estwing.com and find out.

leaf and lightning
06-30-2010, 10:39 AM
we dont have a menards around here, but there is a home depot... Ive never actually been to it because lowes is closer... guess this gives me an excuse

Solphilos
06-30-2010, 10:39 AM
Yeah, around here you can get them at any Home Depot, and I got mine from Sears. As Shorthair said, you can always check the database online and see what store near you carries them.

Dano
06-30-2010, 03:44 PM
A lot of the Ace Hardware stores and their spin-offs carry them too, but the price is higher

MoxemDeliph
06-30-2010, 03:53 PM
Home Depot and Lowes have them in and around St. Louis, MO. You can always order one, often cheaper, online.

leaf and lightning
06-30-2010, 04:20 PM
just checked... my local home depot has them... yay!

Solphilos
06-30-2010, 05:23 PM
Also, if you haven't noticed yet, many of the Estwing axes come with crappy edges, the sheath is sometimes spartan as well. I had to pick through about 9 axes before I found one with a good finished edge. Aside from that though, they're great.

shorthair
06-30-2010, 06:00 PM
Most factory edges at least to my satisfaction are CRAP! I have never found a store bought edge worth a damn! I belong to several knife forums and I don't seem to be alone. I can list several custom makers that send out disappointing edges. Learning to sharpen is a skill, not to be taken lightly. If you can't try to find a pro and learn.

Borealbushcrafter
06-30-2010, 06:03 PM
A sharp tool is a safe tool.:)

Tom Krein
07-01-2010, 06:47 AM
While you do have to pay shipping you don't pay local taxes. Often this helps a good bit on the difference...

Tom

leaf and lightning
07-01-2010, 07:56 AM
yeah, but shipping is probably more than 2-3 bucks on something as heavy as an ax

Beo-wulf
07-01-2010, 04:06 PM
I have the big Est Wing and I have used it for years! If you have a "Rural King" they keep them.