Estwing goes medieval.

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Re: Estwing goes medieval.

Post by blackeagle603 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:51 am

16 oz "framing" hammer? Nice for driving upholstery tacks, err, finish nailsb I imagine...

My lightest framing hammer is 28 oz, it has a triangular head, I like for driving nails up against tight spots. My 30 oz gets most of the work though.
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Re: Estwing goes medieval.

Post by Greg » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:21 pm

blackeagle603 wrote:16 oz "framing" hammer? Nice for driving upholstery tacks, err, finish nailsb I imagine...

My lightest framing hammer is 28 oz, it has a triangular head, I like for driving nails up against tight spots. My 30 oz gets most of the work though.
I have a 16 oz framing hammer. It's little. Sometimes it's all you need. I do have a larger one as well. Don't like hammers with narrow heads, I've got (my wife would know where, it's technically 'hers') one of those blunt-tipped cone nail drivers for tight spots.

I did once have someone get out of his car and threaten me with a framing hammer, some time ago. I imagine he had it for the same reason I had my 4-d Maglite.
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Re: Estwing goes medieval.

Post by MarkD » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:21 pm

I have a cheap (close-out store purchased) claw hammer in my work bug-out bag. I added it when I read about people escaping the World Trade Center by breaking thru a wall to get to the fire exit using window washing tools, but it would also make a dandy weapon (especially if the person behind it "does" crazy well, which I do). Plus, it's cheap enough that if I have to ditch it because it's too heavy to carry it's no big loss.

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Re: Estwing goes medieval.

Post by blackeagle603 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:36 pm

Pretty good idea for a bug out bag actually.

Lot of outlaw biker types carry ball peen hammers. Just a tool, ya know. No weapons here Mr. Police officer sir.



* and a proper size framing hammer will allow you to set a 16d on a single stroke. Or two if you're being cautious with the fingie tips on the first stroke.
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Re: Estwing goes medieval.

Post by Odahi » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:57 am

There's a fellow on YouTube who goes by the nick "Wranglerstar." From what I understand, he's a wild country firefighter. He and his wife and son live on a homestead in Oregon, and he seems to know quite a bit about axes and tools in general. I first learned about the different angles on the edges of a double bit axe from his channel. I haven't used anything larger than a hatchet in years, but he has a number of very interesting videos about everything from timber framing, to homesteading, to forestry in general. He and his wife used a "misery whip" to cut down a huge Doug Fir. It took them all day, but I was impressed with the way they worked together.
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Re: Estwing goes medieval.

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:05 am

Odahi wrote:He and his wife used a "misery whip" to cut down a huge Doug Fir. It took them all day, but I was impressed with the way they worked together.
My dad had an old one of those. I don't think I ever really forgave him for giving it away... IIRC, the guy he gave it to, painted it, put his house number on it, and hung it over his garage. (once again, we need a puking smiley).
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Re: Estwing goes medieval.

Post by HTRN » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:28 pm

blackeagle603 wrote:Pretty good idea for a bug out bag actually.
One of those Stanley "Universal Wrecking tools" is actually a better idea, I think, and about a quarter the price of the nearly identical Stanley "Entry tool". :roll:
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Re: Estwing goes medieval.

Post by SoupOrMan » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:57 pm

Estwing: for when you just gotta chop a fool.
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