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WOODMAN's PAL® Premium Military Machete w/sheath LC-14-B

Price: $146.30

  • Model: WP284
  • Weight:910g
  • Availability:In Stock
  • Brand:WOODMAN's PAL

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Designed in 1941 in Pennsylvania by Artist and Engineer, Frederick Ehrsam of Victor Tool Company, these unique high quality tools continue to be made right here in Pennsylvania, with only USA made raw materials.

Woodman’s Pal has been included in military and civilian survival kits ever since.  Originally called the LC-14-B by the U.S. military, 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 aircrew survival kits.  The U.S. Army even commissioned a booklet called "Fighting with the Woodman’s Pal" to instruct soldiers on the method of it’s use in hand to hand combat.  

The Crafting of the Woodman's Pal... is virtually identical to the original.   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. 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 high carbon steel, hardened to Rockwell C47, has a resin bonded fluorocarbon coating to prevent corrosion.   Harder steel (like SAE1095 used in fine cutlery) can become brittle in cold weather and can crack or chip with heavy use.   This blade cuts branches and wood up to 1-1/2” in diameter with a single stroke.  Its unique sickle hook slices through stubborn vines and briars and removes unwanted sprout growth at ground level.  Leather grip handle with an integrated D shaped knuckle guard. The belt-looped sheath is heavily stitched, and rugged. Edges are precisely rolled resulting in double-convex perfection.

The Woodman’s Pal is a brush axe/machete that can perform the tasks of many tools including machetes, axes, hatchets, pruning saws, pruning shears, pruning knives, bow saws, loppers, Bowie knives and for certain jobs, even chain saws. Go ahead - hold the Woodman's Pal in your hand and give it a swing, you'll wonder how you ever did without it! Whether for blazing trails, building a duck blind, trimming, pruning, or removing unwanted brush- you name it, the Woodman's Pal will do it with the powerful cutting performance of an axe and machete rolled into just one tool!

Light-weight (24 oz.), compact (10.5" long; 16.5" overall with 6" leather grip), and superbly balanced, the Woodman's Pal Premium 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 Premium!

Features
* The Military Premium model, also known since 1941 as the LC-14-B, the very best model in whole Woodman's Pal offering line.
* Specially annealed, 1/8" thick, high carbon steel blade (hardened to Rockwell C47) will not crack or chip even in sub-zero temperatures.
* The concave axe blade is flat V ground for extreme strength and offers superior edge holding capabilities.
* Recommended for all around cutting and chopping of brush up to 3 inch diameter.
* Chisel sharp sickle hook slices through stubborn vines and briers, and removes unwanted sprout growth at ground level.
* Line of balance runs precisely from the grip through the sickle edge creating a natural momentum for efficient, accurate, and comfortable swinging motion.
* Resin bonded fluorocarbon coating prevents corrosion.
* Safety toe extending one inch up the axe side of the tool reduces risk of deflective injuries.
* Leather grip.
* Steel knuckleguard
* Black cordura sheath for storage.
* Made in U.S.A.

Specification
 • 16 ½” overall length
 • 5” Military style soft leather grip with steel knuckle guard. Cool in summer and warm in winter
 • 1/8” thick x 10 1/2“ high carbon steel blade hardened to Rockwell C47 giving it strength for cutting, keeping its edge and also flexibility in cold weather.
 • Blade cuts branches and wood up to 1 ½” in diameter with a single stroke. The unique sickle hook slices through stubborn vines and briars and removes unwanted sprout growth at ground level.

 
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Woodman's Pal Quality Construction

1. The specially annealed, 1/8" thick, high carbon steel blade (hardened to Rockwell C47) will not crack or chip even in sub-zero temperatures.

2. The concave axe blade is convex ground for extreme strength and offers superior edge holding capabilities. The blade will cut wood up to 1 1/2" in diameter with a single stroke.

3. The chisel sharp sickle hook slices through stubborn vines and briers, and removes unwanted sprout growth at ground level.

4. The line of balance runs precisely from the grip through the sickle edge creating a natural momentum for efficient, accurate, and comfortable swinging motion.

5. Resin bonded fluorocarbon coating prevents corrosion.

6. The safety toe extending one inch up the axe side of the tool reduces risk of deflective injuries.

 

About Woodman's Pal
History of the Woodman's Pal... Frederick Ehrsam was not only an expert on edge tools used throughout the world, but by the time he settled in Pennsylvania in the 1930s, the Swiss National was also an experienced architect, artist, engineer, manufacturer, and woodsman.

Over the next 10 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. GIs 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.



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