I happened across Estwing’s Facebook page the other day, where I saw that they’re coming out with a new line of knives. Yes, knives.
Estwing, the hammer and striking tool company, is coming out with outdoors knives. Don’t worry, they’re still coming up with innovative striking tools too, such as their new aluminum framing hammer.
Here’s a snazzy-looking animated gif that Estwing uploaded to their Facebook page:
Umm… okay. That’s pretty cool, that they’re expanding into new territories. But is this completely new territory for them? Not really.
So, apparently Estwing launched a new line of outdoor tools last year, mainly including camping and hunting axes.
Camping axes and the such aren’t too far from Estwing’s competency. Before launching their line of outdoors tools, they already produced a couple of short hatchet and axe designs. But knives? That seems like a huge step, and one that required quite a bit of R&D.
I did buy an Estwing folding knife a while back, so they have offered knives before, but it was a basic design and I’m not sure if it’s something they designed and produced themselves.
It looks like the new knives are hunting and camping-focused, and their handles look absolutely beefy, with interesting ergonomics for where your thumb and pointer will go.
Oh, and judging by the USA on the handles, I think it’s safe to assume that these are made domestically. Thank you, Estwing!
I don’t have much need for camping and hunting knives, but I’ll be very curious to see where Estwing is going with these new products. Plus, that handle design looks rather interesting.