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Estwing is an American manufacturer specializing in the manufacture of high quality hand tools.
Since its creation, Estwing has constantly innovated to provide cutting-edge tools, in keeping with the times.
Their goal is to build high-performance tools that are easy to handle without effort, durable, aesthetic and secure. All the qualities for professional tools that will last a long time.
Estwing manufactures high quality forged steel tools, hardened steel, the handle and tool are made in one piece which prevents easy breaking ... wooden handles do not exist at Estwing, but our ergonomic handle provides excellent grip. The best-selling tools are the geological hammers with point, the hammer pulling nail of carpenter, the hammer of formworker, but also the ax and hatchet for the entertainment or the work. Estwing all the quality tools that will last a long time for the professional or the hobbyist.
Estwing is recognized for making the best hand tools in the USA
The tools are made for professionals or great amateurs ...
Fields of activity:
- geology subdivided with - hammers and pickaxes of geologist , - chisels and hammers - and gold panning equipment .
- Knives , axes and Tomahawk for both throwing and tree felling.
- The axes and hatchet of craftsman of the building.
- Building professional tools: builder's hammer , ( carpenter's nail puller curved purlin, carpenter's nail puller straight purlin, carpenter's nail puller with retaining hook , Ultra light series for carpenter and formworker , roofer's hammer , mason and bricklayer , plasterer , Aluminum carpenter's hammer,) Welding hammer ,
The company Estwing Mfg. Was founded in Rockford, (Illinois USA) in 1923 by Ernest O. Estwing.
His idea was to provide the strongest typing tools. He patented a hammer in solid monobloc steel which allowed to have a resistant hammer without breaking point. These days all Estwing tools are made from high quality forged steel. ... (read more at the bottom of the page)
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Geology chisels and hammers
Ax and Tomahawk
Gold panning equipment
Ax craftsman building
Knife and Machete
"Ultra light" hammer
The first prototype hammers were made in Mr. Estwing's basement. He knew his idea was a good one, but he received little or no encouragement from the trade since he had to sell these hammers for double the price of the wooden hammers.
Undeterred, Mr. Estwing launched his first ad in 1925 in the magazine "Carpenter": a fiasco ...
Still confident that a market existed for his tools, he began purchasing his own machines and employees were hired and trained in " the tradition of quality that has been the foundation of Estwing Products ".
Today this tradition continues: Steel with high carbon content, forging quality for all Estwing tools.
During the economic crisis of the 1930s (1929 to 1939) the growth of the company fell, but no married employees were made redundant. After WWII Estwing really started to develop. Many new striking tools have been added, the factory facilities have been expanded. This expansion further increased the popularity of quality Estwing tools.
Another Estwing innovation: The introduction of the exclusive Estwing nylon-vinyl grip. This blue handle is the most durable handle of all striking tools and it enlarged and completed the "luxury product with the laminated leather handle" line.
After more than two years of testing ... New innovation: the " Shock Reduction Grip " from Estwing reducing the vibrations caused by impact by 50% ... at the same time the ergonomics of the grip have been improved.
In 2001, all nylon handle tools had this system.
Estwing hammers are sold worldwide.
the biggest international markets being Canada, England, Germany, Norway, New Zealand and Australia.
Estwing's geology picks and hammers are used in explorations in the most remote parts of our
planet and have even been used in American lunar missions.
Estwing tools are recognized as the premier brand of hammers, axes, and solid steel tools
the company has grown from a one-man business to a leader in its field.
Estwing-France: Not part of the Estwing USA group
Estwing-France is a name given to the website (for Estwing products) of the company Ricestone-France, distributor of the products.
Ricestone-France: 343 rue du Mont Blanc 01630 St Genis Pouilly. Phone: O18.104.22.168.75
Estwing-france is a ricestone-france website
Estwing hammers are forged from a single piece of American steel for maximum strength and durability.
Forged and tempered
The quenching process has made Estwing hammers the most durable tool on the jobsite for over 90 years.
Hand polished to perfection
A beautifully polished solid steel head and neck give Estwing hammers their signature look.
Proudly made in the USA
In the factory in Rockford,
Estwing strives to provide workers with the best striking tools in the industry.