The compact Woodman's Pal (model 784) is the best choice for preppers, hunters and outdoors enthusiasts looking for a handy tool for bushwhacking and field dressing. The design and heritage extend back to WWII when the Woodman's Pal was first introduced as a lifesaver for GI's in the Pacific theater.
Artfully Beautiful - Made in the USA. Gripped as either an axe or a machete, the Woodman's Pal can clear trails and brush and perform the tasks of many tools such as machetes, axes, hatchets, trimming saws, pruning scissors, knives and bow saws. With this tool you can also build shelters or duck blinds. The Woodman's Pal is formed from the highest-grade American steel by Pennsylvania craftsmen. Its versatility is praised by a broad range of users, from forest managers to gardeners, from hikers and campers to hunters and fishermen, from scouts to our proud soldiers. The name says it all - if you're headed for the woods, don't forget your pal.
14 1/2" overall length
4 1/2 " Military style soft leather grip with steel knuckle guard - Cool in summer and warm in winter
1/8" thick x 10" high carbon steel blade hardened to Rockwell C47
Weighs 23 oz / 1.4 lb
Blade cuts branches and wood up to 1 1/2" in diameter with a single stroke
Nylon sheath and Honing Stone included
Made in USA
To prevent rust, keep the tool stored in a dry environment. Apply a thin covering of light machine oil to the head of the tool with a cotton cloth, giving it time to be absorbed by the finish. Wipe off any excess. Apply new oil when needed.
If rust occurs on the surface of the tool, it can be removed with fine steel wool and light machine oil.
For both safety and utility, it is important to maintain the sharp edge. After repeated heavy use, the blade may begin to dull. If this happens, use a metal file to re-sharpen.
CAUTION: Safety goggles are recommended when using it.