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Woodman's Pal Classic Model 481 Tool 10-1/2" Blade, Wood Handle, No Sheath

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Part Number: WP481
Manufacturer: Woodman's Pal
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WP481: Woodman's Pal Classic Model 481
Woodman's Pal

A Unique Tool Offering Optimum Performance, Usefulness and Power, Artful Beauty In Its Handiwork and a Proud History In its Design

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.

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. It allows you to trim, prune, blaze trails, brush out lines, remove unwanted growth and build duck blinds.

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.

These All-American tools are made of the highest grade American steel and the best American ash wood by dedicated Pennsylvania craftsmen, and those craftsmen’s precision and attention to detail are testaments of their commitment to our USA Pride: Build it once Build it right.

Today, the Woodman’s Pal is still praised by forest and land managers, surveyors, campers, hikers, hunters, soldiers, handymen, scouts, fishermen, gardeners and any outdoorsman or woman.
  • Specially annealed, high carbon steel blade (hardened to Rockwell C47+2).
  • Crack and chip proof, even in sub-zero temperatures.
  • Convex ground, concave axe blade for extreme strength and superior edge holding capabilities. Cuts wood up to 1-1/2” in diameter with a single stroke.
  • 16-1/2“overall length
  • 6” ash hardwood handle that’s made to fit the user’s hand snugly
  • 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.
  • Nylon wrist strap allows for quick dropping and retrieval when necessary.
  • Blade cuts branches and wood up to 1-1/2” in diameter with a single stroke. The unique sickle hook slices through stubborn vines and briars and removes unwanted sprout growth at ground level.
  • Chisel sharp sickle hook slices through stubborn vines and briars, 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.
  • Black powder coating prevents rust and corrosion.
  • Safety toe, extending one inch up the axe-side of the tool, reduces risk of deflective injuries
  • Weight: 23 oz.
  • Made in USA
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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J. Fisher
Jun 24, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Fine product very pleased with weight and functionality. I use it for a variety of clearing chores on the farm. Performs well in all rolls particulary clearing vines and small to medium sized bushes / trees from fence rows and waterways. have not been let down or disappointed yet.
5 out of 5
T. Bork
Bay Area, California
Aug 29, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Materials
Cons: Handle Material, None
Very Sturdy
Just inherited my grandpa's, it's a real tough machete. The blade is nice thick and sturdy, and while this one is pretty torn up, the blade still sharpened up quite nicely. The only thing I don't like about it is the handle seems a little clunky. Newer ones may have a slightly more ergonomic handle, but my 40+ year old one isn't the most comfortable thing to hold. Still a great tool.
4 out of 5
Henryetta OK
Jan 04, 2011
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
This was a Christmas present for my son -- he specified this item. When he opened it, he was very excited. The woodman's pal will be used when he goes on a camping/hiking trip in the spring. I did not order a sheath -- I wish that I would have but I didn't know.
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