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Offline pegleg1412

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Help identifying age and price of estwing hatchet
« on: December 18, 2018, 04:32:04 AM »
I have a couple people wanting to buy my Hatchet today and I can tell they really want it. I don't want to get taken advantage of. Could someone give me a fair price for it. It's an estwing safe-t-shape. Nylon grip. Markings B E3-2H O or Q I can't tell. Any help is much appreciated.
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Offline pegleg1412

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Re: Help identifying age and price of estwing hatchet
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 05:33:15 AM »
I just tried to add a pic. Would I see it too if I did it right?

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Re: Help identifying age and price of estwing hatchet
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 07:13:25 AM »

 Most Eastwing hatchets aren't expensive when new, their basic models come with either leather washer type handles or blue over molded rubber type handles, the value of a used but serviceable Eastwing Hatchet is usually on a par with new hardware store hatchets from Ace, Lowe's, or Home Depot, usually under $20.00.
 In most cases they are worth more sitting in your garage or basement in case you ever need one than it's worth to sell it. 
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Re: Help identifying age and price of estwing hatchet
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 08:18:30 AM »
 Pegleg your photo did not show up.  You have to use a photo hosting site and copy a link from there.

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Re: Help identifying age and price of estwing hatchet
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2018, 06:06:59 PM »
I found an Estwing e3 2h carpenters hatchet on Amazon for about $40 new, $50 for the stacked leather handle version.

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Re: Help identifying age and price of estwing hatchet
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2018, 06:14:54 PM »

 Most Eastwing hatchets aren't expensive when new, their basic models come with either leather washer type handles or blue over molded rubber type handles, the value of a used but serviceable Eastwing Hatchet is usually on a par with new hardware store hatchets from Ace, Lowe's, or Home Depot, usually under $20.00.
 In most cases they are worth more sitting in your garage or basement in case you ever need one than it's worth to sell it.

My Estwing axe certainly has more sentimental value than monetary value. My great grandfather bought it when he was involved with scouting in 1940s, my grandfather used it when he was in scouting in the 1950s, my father used it when he was a scout in the 1960s.

Not bad for a 70 year old hatchet.

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Re: Help identifying age and price of estwing hatchet
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2018, 08:06:32 PM »
Yes that one is nice.  Don't see many of the stacked leather handled hatchets anymore.  Mostly the newer ones with the synthetic handle. 
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Re: Help identifying age and price of estwing hatchet
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2018, 08:47:57 PM »

 Most Eastwing hatchets aren't expensive when new, their basic models come with either leather washer type handles or blue over molded rubber type handles, the value of a used but serviceable Eastwing Hatchet is usually on a par with new hardware store hatchets from Ace, Lowe's, or Home Depot, usually under $20.00.
 In most cases they are worth more sitting in your garage or basement in case you ever need one than it's worth to sell it.

My Estwing axe certainly has more sentimental value than monetary value. My great grandfather bought it when he was involved with scouting in 1940s, my grandfather used it when he was in scouting in the 1950s, my father used it when he was a scout in the 1960s.

Not bad for a 70 year old hatchet.


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Re: Help identifying age and price of estwing hatchet
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2018, 08:55:41 PM »
Yes that one is nice.  Don't see many of the stacked leather handled hatchets anymore.  Mostly the newer ones with the synthetic handle.

  I've got one with the stacked leather handle, it's pretty well used but still in good shape,  I also have three of their carpenter hammers with leather stacked handles, a 16 oz. straight claw, 16oz. rounded claw, and 20 oz. straight claw framing hammer,  I bought them new,  they aren't the most comfortable to work with, but they sure are cool looking.
 
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